The model kit of the Space Shuttle Discovery & Booster in 1:144 scale is a detailed and sophisticated set for all model building enthusiasts from the age of 12. With 97 individual parts, the kit offers everything you need to faithfully recreate the famous space vehicle. The set is suitable for experienced modellers and is rated Level 4, meaning it will take some time and skill to assemble.
The finished model will be an imposing collector's item, standing 437mm tall, and will allow you to experience the fascination of space travel first hand. The model kit contains a variety of realistic features, including opening cargo bay doors, a movable transport arm, an external fuel tank with two solid rockets, a mobile launch pad and three detailed rocket engine end stages. All parts are made of high-quality plastic and assemble easily for a sturdy and durable model.
With this model kit you can experience the fascination of space travel first hand and create an impressive collector's item for your display case. So get started and immerse yourself in the world of space travel and model building!
About the original:
The development of a transport system for NASA that was reusable in the main components began in 1972 at North American Rockwell and a number of other companies. The total weight of the Space Shuttle ready for launch is 2,055 tonnes. It can carry a payload of 30 t into an orbit of up to 965 km above the Earth. The orbiter prototype, the Enterprise , was completed in 1976. completed. The Enterprise was used to research the flight and landing characteristics in the atmosphere and in the development of the space-qualified shuttle.
The first launch of a Space Shuttle into space then took place on 12 April 1981 with the space shuttle Columbia . With the completion of further orbiters from 1983 onwards, NASA intensified its scientific-experimental and strategic activities together with the US Air Force. Communications communications and research satellites were transported into space, repairs were carried out on site and the and the American space station was set up and supplied. The Challenger was in space for the first time on 4 April 1983. for the first time. Discovery lifted off for the first time on 30 August 1984. Since 3 October 1985 the fourth space shuttle Atlantis was used on 26 missions. Endeavour made its first launch on first launch on 7 May 1992.
This shuttle was equipped with numerous new devices and computers and computers, making it more powerful overall. The orbiters can remain in space for a maximum of 28 days. for a maximum of 28 days. The enormous structural and thermal stresses during launch and landing require constant checks and maintenance of all components as well as improvements to the equipment. The heat shield and underside of the space shuttle is particularly affected by this and must be constantly monitored and repaired. As a result of two tragic accidents in which the entire crew was killed, Challenger and Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003.
After a two-year and extensive modifications to the orbiters and main tank, flights resumed. resumed. The landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California on 9 August 2005 marked the successful completion of Discovery's 31st flight and NASA's 114th Space Shuttle mission. mission was successfully completed. With the resumption of shuttle flights, the expansion of the International Space Station (ISS) will continue in the coming years. International Space Station ISS will continue. This will also include the European space laboratory Columbus
- Opening cargo bay doors
- Movable transport arm
- External fuel tank with two solid rockets
- Mobile launch pad
- Three detailed rocket engine end stages
- Orbiters "Enterprise", "Discovery", "Atlantis", "Endeavour" before 1998
- Orbiter "Enterprise", "Discovery", "Atlantis", "Endeavour" after 1998
Scope of delivery:
Kit incl. building instructions and decals