This high quality replica is handcrafted from mahogany and comes with a wooden base. Length is 14 1/2 and wingspan is 9 1/4".
Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off on its maiden voyage on October 3 1985 on mission STS-5-J the second dedicated Department of Defense flight . It flew one other mission STS-61-B the second night launch in the shuttle program.
Beginning in 1995 with STS-71 Atlantis made seven straight flights to the former Russian space station Mir as part of the Shuttle-Mir Program. STS-71 marked a number of historic firsts in human spaceflight: 100th U.S. manned space flight; first U.S. shuttle-Russian Space Station Mir docking and joint on-orbit operations; and first on-orbit changeout of shuttle crew. When linked Atlantis and Mir together formed the largest spacecraft in orbit at the time."""""" "