If you arrived at this page
using a search engine or a
link from another site
please click on the home
button once during your
visit so my visitor counter
will add your visit.
Thank you.
1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to discolor or flake.
With space lab interior
Bay doors can open
Robotic arm can be posed Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) Canadarm
Landing gear can be removed or added.
Model comes with a display stand.
A brief history of the model.
HOBBY MASTER 1/200
SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER SERIES
HOBBY MASTER COLLECTOR
The U.S. Space Shuttle program started with the awarding of the 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.


Space Shuttle Discovery made its first launch on August 30, 1984 and completed its final launch
on February 24, 2011 after 39 trips to space. On October 29, 1998 Discovery OV-103 blasted off
on one of the most notable shuttle missions, it carried ex-astronaut Senator John Glenn and the
first Spanish astronaut Pedro Duque. The objectives were to launch and retrieve satellites as well
study the effects of weightlessness on the human body. During the nine day mission they orbited
earth 134 times and traveled 3.6 million miles.


April 19, 2012 Discovery was formally transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space
Museum outside Washington, D.C.

Dimensions
Length
Space Shuttle – 184 ft   (56.08 m)
Orbiter – 122 ft   (37.18 m)
Height Orbiter On Runway – 57 ft   (17.37 m)
Wingspan – 78 ft   (23.77 m)

Weight
Empty (Rollout) - 151,419 lbs   (68,682 kg)
Plus Main Engines - 171,000 lbs   (77,564 kg)
Velocity – 17,321 mph   (27,875 km/h)
Background Credit:
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2.
Acknowledgement: Davide De
Martin
HL1405
Space Shuttle  Discovery,
OV-103, October 29, 1998