Space Shuttle 1:144

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The final Space Shuttle mission took place in July 2011 after 135 flights over 30 years in service. There were five Orbiters in total: Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour.

The Shuttle was developed as a relatively cheap alternative to the rocket launched space missions that used unrecoverable technology. The aircraft-like Orbiter that carried crew and cargo was launched aided by two recoverable booster rockets. Additional fuel for the Orbiter's lift off was carried in a large external tank that was discarded after the launch, burning up in the atmosphere.

On completion of the mission the Orbiter re-entered the atmosphere and glided back to base, landing on a conventional runway just like any other aircraft.

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  • Model: 10Air10170
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Airfix

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 11 October, 2013.