- Space Shuttle Columbia Desktop (Small)
Space Shuttle Columbia Desktop (Small)
The Columbia Space Shuttle first flew under the Space Transportation System (STS) program, which was the shuttle?s crucial test. The program carried a crew of only two people, with the objective of determining the Columbia Space Shuttle?s fitness for space travel. Logging more than 300 days in space, and flying a total of 28 missions in its lifetime, it holds the honor of being the first shuttle to reach space. During the next 20 years, the Columbia Space Shuttle would bring dozens of other astronauts into space, reaching a number of milestones, which include the recovery of the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) satellite from orbit and the Spacelab Life Sciences mission, the first manned Spacelab mission dedicated to human medical research. Make your dreams of space discovery come true with this space shuttle model of the Columbia Space Shuttle. The first ever spacecraft to journey into outer space, it was named after the small sailing vessel that operated out of Boston to explore the mouth of the Columbia River. Relive and retell its unforgettable flight of space discovery by displaying this high-quality Columbia Space Shuttle model spacecraft in your home or office.