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This Kit Contains:
2122 PCS bricks
Build your Space Shuttle to the same scale as the Saturn V! Ready for play or display.
Known affectionately as the ??lying Brick?? what better way to honor the iconic Space Shuttle than building one out of !
- Get your nano-fig crew ready on the two decks and launch the Orbiter into space using the Main Engines and Boosters!
- Separate the Boosters and External Tank, like the real thing!
- Deploy the payload and take astronauts on a spacewalk using the Canadarm!
- Dock with the ISS (not included) with the Orbital Docking System!
- Glide back down to Earth by positioning the moving flaps (elevons) and tail rudder!
- Deploy the landing gear and tail rudder speed brake for touchdown!
- Congratulations, you??e just finished your first mission to space, and you can now return your Shuttle to the safety of the display stand!
The Space Shuttle is the most complex machine ever built. Both a true marvel of engineering and a workhorse, it is one of the most storied and unique space-faring vehicles to date. With over 135 missions, it was humanity?? first reusable spacecraft, and brought hundreds of astronauts, scientists, and researchers to space.
It was fundamental in deploying, repairing, and recovering countless research and communication satellites, and allowed crews to conduct invaluable experiments and research that have changed the world as we know it. It was responsible for deploying the Great Observatories: Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, and for deploying the interplanetary probes, Magellan to study Venus, Galileo to study Jupiter, and Ulysses to study the Sun.
It was essential in the construction of the International Space Station, allowing humans to have a continuous presence in space for almost 20 years and counting!