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Space Shuttle Atlantis w/ Crawler-Transporter - Dragon Wings 56392

Space Shuttle Atlantis w/ Crawler-Transporter - Dragon Wings 56392 - click to enlarge
Space Shuttle Atlantis w/ Crawler-Transporter - Dragon Wings 56392 - click to enlarge

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Dragon Models "Dragon Wings" Diecast Model

Space Shuttle Atlantis (OV-104) with Crawler-Transporter - NASA

1:400 Scale.  Length - Space Shuttle: 3.75".  SRBs: 4.5"

Space Shuttle Atlantis (OV-104) was delivered to NASA in April 1985. It lifted off on its maiden voyage on October 3, 1985, on mission 51-J. Later missions included the launch of the Galileo interplanetary probe to Jupiter on STS-34 on October 18, 1989, STS-37 with the Gamma Ray Observatory as its primary payload on April 5, 1991, the first shuttle docking to the Mir Space Station on STS-71 in June 1995 and the final Hubble Telescope servicing mission on STS-125 in May 2009. In May of 2010 Atlantis was launched on a mission to deliver an Integrated Cargo Carrier and a Russian Mini Research Module to the International Space Station. The 33rd and final flight of Atlantis (STS-135) was launched on July 8, 2011. This historic flight was the 135th and final mission of NASA’s Space Shuttle program.

Atlantis, NASA's fourth operational space shuttle, was named after the sailing ship that served as the main research vessel for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute from 1930 to 1966.

The crawler-transporters are used by NASA to transport spacecraft from the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center to Launch Complex 39 (LC-39), a distance of 3.5 to 4.2 miles. The two crawlers, nicknamed "Hans" and "Franz", were delivered to NASA in 1965 and were originally used to transport the Saturn IB and Saturn V rockets during the Apollo, Skylab and Apollo–Soyuz programs. Between 1981 and 2011 they were used to transport the Space Shuttles. It was the world's largest land vehicle when built, measuring 131 feet long by 114 feet wide with an adjustable height of 20 to 26 feet. It weighs a staggering 2,721 tons and moves on eight sets of tracks, two on each corner. The crawler-transporter can be operated from either of two control cabs, located at each end of the vehicle, and travels the Crawlerway at a maximum speed of 1 mph when loaded or 2 mph unloaded.

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 plastic components.

Category: Dragon Wings Space Collection

Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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