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Space Shuttle Full Stack 1/100 Discovery
The Discovery Space Shuttle is one of the many spacecraft models that boast accuracy and preciseness in every detail, including the spacecraft model’s paint scheme and markings. This Space Shuttle scale model spacecraft will liven up any room and the spacecraft enthusiast will be astonished for its impressively grandeur attributes. Unquestionably a fine gift, perfect for just about anyone.

Space Shuttle Discovery History: First flown in 1984, Discovery was the third orbiter to become operational at Kennedy Space Center. It has performed both research and International Space Station (ISS) assembly missions. The spacecraft takes its name from previous exploration ships named Discovery, primarily HMS Discovery, the sailing ship that accompanied famous explorer James Cook on his third and final major voyage. Lessons learned in the construction and testing of Enterprise, Columbia and Challenger were applied to Discovery. At rollout, its weight was 6,870 pounds lighter than Columbia. In 1995, Discovery underwent a nine-month Orbiter Maintenance Down Period (OMDP) in Palmdale, California. It was outfitted with a fifth set of cryogenic tanks and an external airlock to support missions to the ISS. In 2002, the spacecraft underwent another OMDP. This one lasted over two years and provided 99 upgrades and 88 special tests, including a number of changes to improve flight safety. Discovery was the shuttle that launched the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990 during STS-31, and conducted the second and third Hubble service missions. It has also launched the Ulysses probe and three Tracking and Data Relay Satellites. Decommissioned on March 9, 2011 Discovery is currently on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Washington D.C.

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