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Dragon Models 1:400 Aerospace Program 56259
Rockwell Space Shuttle Diecast Model
NASA, OV-103 Discovery, STS-82 Hubble Repair February, 1997, Orbit Configuration w/Hubble Telescope

1:400 Scale   Length   Width
Rockwell Space Shuttle   3.75"   2.25"

Dragon's newest venture into space models encompasses the famous Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the Space Shuttle Discovery. This space shuttle blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center on 11 February 1997 on STS-82, a servicing mission. The HST, this vital space-probing piece of astronomical equipment, underwent servicing by crewmen of the Discovery. This was the second servicing mission for this high-tech telescope that was placed in orbit in 1990. The maintenance significantly upgraded the HST's capabilities with new apparatus like the new Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) and Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS). The work carried out by the Discovery's crew ensured the HST could operate until the next scheduled servicing in 1999. The mission involved five spacewalks, where the crew used up to 150 different tools or instruments at various stages. Space Shuttle Discovery returned to Earth ten days later after the successful completion of this mission.

Rockwell Space Shuttle

Designed as a re-usable spacecraft for orbital human spaceflight, the Space Shuttle first flew on April 12, 1981. This American spacecraft system has flown more than 130 times, undergoing a variety of missions from satellite launch to space science experiments and construction and repair of space stations. The system is comprised of an external tank, two solid rocket boosters and an orbiter vehicle, which carries the crew and payload. The shuttle stack launches vertically, and the orbiter returns to Earth horizontally at the end of each mission. The shuttle has more than 2.5 million parts, making it one of the most complex machines ever built.

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Dragon's 1:400 scale Space Shuttle has a diecast metal fuselage with plastic wings, rudder and cargo bay doors. Individual tile details surround the windscreen and are present on each of the Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) pods. The main engine and OMS exhaust nozzles have been separately applied. Launch Configuration releases come with an external tank and the solid rocket boosters that feature separately applied motor nozzle extension.

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Dragon Models 1:400 Aerospace Program

The Dragon Models "Aerospace Program" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of spacecraft and launch vehicles.

Dragon Models "Aerospace Program" diecast model spacecraft feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.

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