Space Shuttle Launch Set, Astronauts, MPL 1/200 Scale Diecast & Plastic Model by Daron

$ 54.99


This set is made up of 7 pieces"

- Booster rockets and fuel tank

- Space Shuttle

- Mobile Launch Platform

- Set of 3 astronauts

- American flag

The Space Shuttle is made of metal with cargo bay doors made of plastic. The cargo doors can open. The booster rockets and fuel tank are made of plastic and are assembled as one single piece. The Space Shuttle and the Booster pack mate by two slots. The space shuttle measures about 7.125 inches in length and 4.6 inches in wing span. The booster/fuel tank combo measures 11 inches tall.

The Mobile Launch Platform is made of plastic and measures 6 inches long, 5.5 inches wide and 1.5 inches tall. Each track set of the platform has a single wheel that can roll. The Space Shuttle and Rockets mate to the platform by pegs inside the booster rockets.

When assembled together, the launch system measures about 12.75 inches tall from the ground to the tip of the fuel tank.

The astronauts measure about 1.6 inches tall.

There are optional stickers with different shuttle names (Atlantis, Discovery, Endeavor and Enterprise) to label the model

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 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.

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