Spacecraft. Handcrafted, hand-painted mahogany construction. Scale: 1/200th. Operators: NASA. Time in operation: 1981-present. Post-World War II era. Manufacturers: NASA. Length: 11 inches. Wingspan: 4.5 inches. In order to reduce the ever-increasing costs of space travel, NASA developed the Space Shuttle program that eventually resulted in six vehicles, with Columbia being the first to fly an operational mission in 1981. Over its nearly 30-year service record, two Shuttles have been lost, and three are still flyable, with the first prototype shuttle, Enterprise, at the Smithsonian museum. Displayed here is the Space Shuttle Atlantis, which has flown 30 missions in its 24-year lifespan, covering more than a hundred million miles of travel. This precisely detailed model shows the shuttle in launch configuration, with its disposable fuel tank and rocket boosters. Painstaking craftsmanship ensures that this model will be a centerpiece item in any collection.