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Space Orbiter - Space Vehicle
Our premium high quality air & space museum replicas and naval models are handcrafted from mahogany and comes with a wooden base. Dimensions are 10(L) X 6 1/4"(Wingspan).
The Space Shuttle Atlantis (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-104) is a retired Space Shuttle orbiter in the Space Shuttle fleet belonging to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) the spaceflight and space exploration agency of the United States. Atlantis was the fourth operational (and the next-to-the-last) Space Shuttle to be constructed by the Rockwell International company in Southern California and it was delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center in eastern Florida in April 1985. Atlantis was the only orbiter which lacked the ability to draw power from the International Space Station while docked there; it had to continue to provide its own power through fuel cells.
The last mission of Atlantis was STS-135 the last flight before the Shuttle program ended. This final flight was authorized by President Barack Obama in October 2010 to bring additional supplies to the International Space Station and take advantage of the processing performed for the Launch on Need mission which would only have been flown in the event that Endeavour's STS-134 crew required rescue. Atlantis launched successfully for the final time on 8 July 2011 at 16:29 UTC landing at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on 21 July 2011 at 09:57 UTC. By the end of its final mission Atlantis had orbited the Earth 4848 times traveling nearly 1260000 mi (2030000 km) in space or more than 525 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon."
Adult Collectible Model: Not Intended for Children Under 16