This set is made up of 4 pieces
- Space Shuttle
- Set of 3 astronauts
- American flag
- Display stand
The Space Shuttle is made of metal with cargo bay doors made of plastic. The cargo doors can open.
The astronauts measure about 1.6 inches tall.
There is no assembly or painting needed. What is shown in the photos is how the model will look like when taken out of the box.
This is not a toy, it is a display model recommended for 15 and older.
This is not a toy, it is a display model recommended for 14 and older.
The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.