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Hobby Master 1:200 Space Series Diecast Model
Rockwell Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103) NASA, STS-95, John Glenn, October 29, 1998
1:200 Scale. Length: 7.25". Wingspan: 4.75"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
On October 29, 1998 Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103) was launched on mission STS-95. One of the most notable shuttle missions, it carried ex-astronaut and Senator John Glenn and the first Spanish astronaut Pedro Duque. The objectives were to launch and retrieve satellites as well as study the effects of weightlessness on the human body. During the nine day mission they orbited the earth 134 times and traveled 3.6 million miles.Opening payload bay doors
Historically accurate printed markings (no decals)
Box with opening front cover panel
Discovery (OV-103), the third NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter, arrived at Kennedy Space Center in November 1983. It was launched on its first mission, STS-41-D, on August 30 1984 with a cargo of three communications satellites for deployment by its astronaut crew. Discovery completed its final flight on March 9, 2011, having flown 39 successful missions, starting from STS-41-D until STS-133, in over 27 years of service.
Discovery is named for two famous British ships of exploration; one sailed by Henry Hudson in 1610-11 to search for a northwest passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and HMS Discovery, one of the ships commanded by James Cook during his third voyage in 17761779 during which he became the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands.
The Space Shuttle program started with the awarding of a contract to Rockwell International's Space Transportation Systems Division. There were 6 shuttles built, Enterprise OV-101 (Orbital Vehicle) for testing, Columbia OV-102, Challenger OV-099, Discovery OV-103, Atlantis OV-104 and Endeavour OV-105. The first of 135 Space Shuttle missions took place April 12, 1981 and lasted 2 days 6 hours when STS-1 (Space Transportation System) was launched using Space Shuttle Columbia. Of the 135 mission launches there were 2 tragedies when Columbia and Challenger plus their crews were lost.
Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of the Space Shuttle Discovery features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:200 Scale Spacecraft
Not suitable for children under the age of 14
Specifications for Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery
Weight (with three shuttle main engines) - 151,315 lb (69 t)
Orbiter Length 122.17 ft (37.2 m)
Height 56.58 ft (17.25 m)
Wingspan 78.06 ft (23.79 m)
Wings Only 60 ft (18.3 m)
Vertical stabilizer 26.31 ft (8.01 m)
Payload Bay Doors:
Length 60 ft (18.3 m)
Width 17 ft (5.2 m)
Height 13 ft (4.0 m)
Weight (varies depending on payload and other factors)
Lift Off 4,500,000 lb (2,041,166 kg)
Speed 17,321 mph (27,875 km/h)
Orbit Altitude Depending On Mission Between 115 miles to 400 miles (185 km to 643.7 km)