Dragon Models "Dragon Wings" Diecast Model
Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) with External Tank & Solid Rocket Boosters
1:400 Scale. Length - Space Shuttle: 3.75". SRBs: 4.5"
Includes display stand
Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) was NASA's first operational Space Shuttle. First launched on April 12, 1981, on mission STS-1, Columbia completed 27 missions before it was destroyed during re-entry on its 28th (STS-107) on February 1, 2003 after a 16-day scientific mission. All seven crew members were killed.
Columbia arrived at the Kennedy Space Center on March 25, 1979. As the second orbiter to be constructed, yet the first to be able to fly into space, Columbia was roughly 8,000 lb. (3,600 kg) heavier than subsequent orbiters, such as Endeavour, which were of a slightly different design and benefited from advances in materials technology. Columbia was the only space shuttle that was operational during both the Shuttle-Mir and International Space Station programs, but never visited Mir or the ISS as it had an internal airlock and was not suited for those missions.
Columbia was named after the Boston-based ship captained by Robert Gray. In 1790, Gray led Columbia on the first American circumnavigation of the globe. In May 1792, Gray and his crew sailed into the estuary of the Columbia River (named by Grey after the ship), becoming the first recorded American to navigate into it.
The Dragon Wings Space Collection includes high quality, fully assembled, die-cast models of spacecraft and rockets. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail using original specifications. They are constructed with diecast metal and some plastic components.
Category: Dragon Wings Space Collection
Not suitable for children under the age of 14