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1/400 Space Shuttle "Discovery" w/ Boeing 747 Transporter

SALE PRICE: $89.95

1/400 Space Shuttle "Discovery" w/ Boeing 747 Transporter As the third orbiter in service, Discovery is now the oldest Shuttle in the fleet. Its maiden flight occurred in August 1984. Among its achievements was the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope. Thus far it has performed 38 missions, the most recent being last year. To transport its fleet of spacecraft, NASA employs two extensively modified Boeing 747s. For example, the specially modified aircraft can be used if a Shuttle needs to be transported from a landing site to the Kennedy Space Center launch complex, or for any other journey that is too far for ground transport. These large transporter aircraft are appropriately enough known as Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), one being a 747-100 and the other a 747-100SR. The Boeing 747 is ideal for this task owing to its low-wing design, although the extra drag and weight reduces the aircrafts’ range to 1,850km. On a transcontinental flight, the SCA would have to land several times to refuel. When the Shuttle program concludes this year, the SCAs will carry the remaining spacecraft to their final resting places, before themselves being retired.Pre-Orders: A pre-order is a reservation for a product that has been announced but not yet released. Anticipated release dates and product specifications given are approximate and subject to change without notice. You will not be billed for a pre-order until the product arrives in the US unless otherwise stated in the product description. Our shopping cart assumes all items are in-stock and calculates shipping accordingly. Orders that combine pre-orders and in-stock items may be subject to additional shipping charges.
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  • Highly detailed
  • Highly collectible
  • High quality diecast construction
  • Display in flight or on the ground
The Space Store is an online store offering fine quality space products from our on-line discount store. Shop our store to buy NASA gifts, SpaceX Products, Space Shuttle collectibles, International Space Station and Apollo space program products. Buy astronaut autographs, space and NASA memorabilia and collectibles, space toys, rockets, astronaut dolls, space LEGO toys, and astronaut costumes. We sell NASA flight suits, space shuttle flight jackets, NASA mission patches and mission insignia pins. Shop us for Fisher space pens, meteorite jewelry and astronomy toys.

1/400 Space Shuttle "Discovery" w/ Boeing 747 Transporter