The first launch of the "Shuttle Carrier Aircraft 905" - a converted Boeing 747-123 passenger aircraft - with the Space Shuttle "Enterprise" attached to its back took place in 1977. During five test flights the space shuttle was disconnected from the SCA 905 in order to test the flight and landing characteristics of the orbiter. The "Enterprise" landed of its own accord after its approach glide. By the end of the Space Shuttle program the American National Aviation and Space Agency (NASA) had conducted more than 220 "piggy backmissions" with the SCA 905. During its last missions, the "Discovery", the "Enterprise" and the "Endeavour" were transferred to various museums. On 17 March 2012 SCA 905 landed at Dulles International Airport with the Space Shuttle "Discovery". The Space Shuttle is now on permanent display in the "National Air and Space Museum" in Washington.
1 x Revell 04863 - 1:144 Scale Space Shuttle & Boeing 747
1 x Instruction Manual