Space Shuttle Atlantis
- Die-cast metal shuttle with plastic parts
- Approximately 7 ½ X 5 ½ inches
- Pullback action
- Ages: 4 and up
By the end of its final mission in 2011, Atlantis had orbited the Earth 4,848 times, traveling nearly 126,000,000 miles in space, or more than 525 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon. Our faithful representation of NASA’s Space Shuttle Atlantis is bound to inspire young space enthusiasts. This version has a pullback action and shuttle doors that open.
Starting with the records of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, formed in 1915 to study problems of flight and to conduct research in aeronautics, the National Archives holds in trust the records of NASA and other records related to aeronautics, including the Wright brothers' patent for their flying machine.