This striking scale model spacecraft is of the orbiter Endeavour NASA space shuttle. The replica model is the ideal size for a desktop and arrives fully assembled with a handsome wood and metal base. Model scale is 1/200, with about a 4Ĺ inch wingspan and 7 inch length.
The Endeavour went into service in May, 1992 and was retired in May, 2011. The orbiter was named after the British ship HMS Endeavour. A national competition was held to name the shuttle and Endeavour was the most popular entry.
Other interesting facts about the Endeavour are:
- Completed 25 space missions.
- First mission was to capture and deploy stranded INTELSAT VI communications satellite.
- First African American astronaut, Mae Jamison, flew Endeavour in September, 1992.
- First to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
Endeavourís final mission was in May, 2011 to the International Space Station. You travel to the California Science Center in Los Angeles to see the Endeavour or you can buy this beauty for your desktop or bookshelf.