Space Shuttle Atlantis - NASA - 1/200 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Hobby Master
1:200 Scale Metal Diecast – Rockwell International Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis - NASA – Length: 7" Wingspan: 4.5”
This Space Shuttle model is made of metal. The landing gear is optional, one can attach the landing gear or cover the wheel wells. A plastic stand included.
The cargo bay doors can open and reveal the cargo space.
Optional Space Lab (cargo) and robotic arm pieces are included. These pieces need to be put in place. No glue is needed.
The maker of the model, Hobby Master, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very crisp and one can see the little dots that represent the rivets holding down the panels.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The package measures 8.5" x 8.5" x 3.5"
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.