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NASA Space Shuttle “Discovery” – 1/300

NASA Space Shuttle “Discovery” – 1/300
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Price: $39.95
Availability: In Stock
Model: Space
Average Rating: Not Rated


SCALE: 1/300 
LENGTH: 12.7 CM 
MANUFACTURER: Postage Stamp
PRODUCT: Diecast 
WHEELS: Yes
STAND: Yes 
REGO: OV-103

“The Rockwell Space Shuttle was designed as a reusable spacecraft for orbital human spaceflught, the Space Shuttle first flew on April 12, 1981. The American spacecraft system has flown more than 130 times, undergoing a variety of missions from satellite launch to space science experiments and construction and repair of space stations. 

 

 

Discovery (OV-103) is one of the retired orbiters of the Space Shuttle program of NASA, the space agency of the United States, and was operational from its maiden flight, STS-41-D on August 30, 1984, until its final landing during STS-133 on March 9, 2011. Discovery has flown more than any other spacecraft having completed 39 successful missions in over 27 years of service.  

In 1984, Discovery became the third operational orbiter following Columbia and Challenger  and made its final touchdown at Kennedy Space Centre on March 9, having spent a cumulative total of almost a full year in space. Discovery has performed both research and International Space Station (ISS) assembly missions. Discovery also flew the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit. Discovery was the first operational shuttle to be retired, followed by Endeavour and then Atlantis.

 

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