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Icon of a generation, the historic Space Shuttle did so much for connecting the world, exploring deep space, and conducting groundbreaking research. This set is built to the same scale as the Lego Saturn V, and would make the perfect companion piece!
In 2019, the California Science Center will finish construction on an unprecedented display of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, setting it in its vertical full stack configuration, with Orbiter, External Tank, and Solid Rocket Boosters as if ready for liftoff. What better way to celebrate this achievement by remembering this iconic ship in Lego!
Since the launch of the first Space Shuttle 36 years ago, it has brought…
…the first American woman in space, Sally Ride, who will soon be honored in the Women of NASA set!
…the first African-American man in space, Guion Bluford.
…the first African-American woman in space, Mae Jemison, who will soon be honored in the Women of NASA set!
…the invaluable Great Observatories: Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and Compton Gamma Ray Observatory into orbit.
…the interplanetary probes Magellan (to study Venus), and Galileo (to study Jupiter).
…countless communication and research satellites into orbit.
…research and countless invaluable experiments that have changed our world.
- Large cargo bay with functional bay doors, featuring an Orbital Docking System, Canadarm, and satellite.
- Separating Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs)
- Separating External Tank (ET)
- Canadarm robotic arm (SRMS -Shuttle Remote Manipulator System) which was responsible for cargo, astronauts, hull examination, and the deployment and capture of satellites
- Functional wing flaps/elevons, body flap, and split tail rudder
- Same scale as the Lego Saturn V (Approx 1:111)
Over half a meter tall, this Space Shuttle is in scale to the Lego Saturn V, and would make the perfect companion piece.
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Resources: NASA - Space Shuttle, California Science Center - Endeavour, Kennedy Space Center - Atlantis, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - Discovery