Dragon Models "Dragon Wings" Diecast Model
Space Shuttle Endeavour (OV-105) with External Tank & SRBs - STS-88
1:400 Scale. Height with Stand: 7"
Includes Launch Pad Display Base
Space Shuttle Endeavour (Vehicle Designation: OV-105) was NASA's fifth and final operational space shuttle to be built. It was constructed as a replacement for Challenger, which was lost in an accident shortly after launch on January 28, 1986. Endeavour was delivered to the Kennedy Space Center in May 1991 and was first flown on May 7, 1992, on STS-49. During this mission it captured and redeployed the stranded INTELSAT VI communications satellite. In December of 1998, on STS-88, Endeavour delivered the Unity Module, the first American built component, to the International Space Station. Endeavour was launched on its 25th and final flight (STS-134) on May 16, 2011. The mission ended successfully on June 1, 2011 when the spacecraft landed at the Kennedy Space Center after almost 16 days in space.
Endeavour was built with structural spares from the construction of Discovery and Atlantis. The decision to build Endeavour was favored over refitting the Enterprise on cost grounds. As it was constructed later, the Endeavour was built with new hardware designed to improve and expand orbiter capabilities. Most of this equipment was incorporated into the other three orbiters during out-of-service major inspection and modification programs.
Space Shuttle Endeavour is named after the British HMS Endeavour, the ship that took James Cook on his first voyage of discovery from 1768 to 1771. This is why the name is spelled in the British English manner "Endeavour", rather than the American English "Endeavor".
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 years