- Space & Experimental Aircraft
Item Number: NMO
MSRP Price: $79.95
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Scale: 1/144 scale model
Wing Span: 6.25
The Space Shuttle orbiter was a reusable winged "space-plane", a mixture of rockets, spacecraft, and aircraft. This space-plane could carry crews and payloads into low Earth orbit, perform on-orbit operations, then re-enter the atmosphere and land as a glider, returning its crew and any on-board payload to the Earth. The Space Shuttle Orbiter resembled an aircraft in its design, and was roughly the same size as a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 airliner.
This handcrafted model is part of our Natural Series and is painstakingly built by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any space buff or history fan.