Space Shuttle Orbiter Collection (S)
Wingspan: 4.5 inches
Length: 7 inches
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The Space Shuttle orbiter was the orbital spacecraft of the Space Shuttle program operated by NASA, the space agency of the United States. The orbiter was a reusable winged "space-plane", a mixture of rockets, spacecraft, and aircraft. This space-plane could carry crews and payloads into low Earth orbit, perform on-orbit operations, then re-enter the atmosphere and land as a glider, returning its crew and any on-board payload to the Earth. A total of six Orbiters were built for flight: Atlantis, Challenger, Columbia, Discovery, Endeavour and Enterprise.