- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Highly detailed, movable components.
- Display stand included.
- Measures 7” L x 4.5” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors. 14 years and above.
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).
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.
Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) was the fifth and final operational Shuttle built. It embarked on its first mission, STS-49, in May 1992 and its 25th and final mission, STS-134, in May 2011. STS-134 was expected to be the final mission of the Space Shuttle program,[ but with the authorization of STS-135, Atlantis became the last shuttle to fly.
The United States Congress approved the construction of Endeavor in 1987 to replace Challenger, which was destroyed in 1986.
Structural spares built during the construction of Discovery and Atlantis were used in its assembly. NASA chose, on cost grounds, to build Endeavour from spares rather than refitting Enterprise or accepting a Rockwell International proposal to build two Shuttles for the price of one.
The Endeavor is now on display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
This Hobby Master model is a replica of Space Shuttle Endeavour. As with most Hobby Master models it features detailed exterior surfaces. The model has opening cargo bay doors which showcase a detailed cargo bay with robotic arm. Can be displayed with or without landing gear. A display stand is included
Great care should be taken when handling this model. This is a great addition to your collection.