The space shuttle Atlantis is one of mankind's greatest creations and has made a lasting mark on the history of space exploration. The block model perfectly complements the COBI Historical Collection. The carefully designed set includes a model of the Atlantis prepared in a scale of 1:100. The Atlantis features a very accurate reproduction, high-quality prints, movable elements, access to the interior, a figure of an astronaut and a mini-model of the Hubble telescope, combining collector's and educational value. You can display the whole thing using the stand included in the set. The construction of the kit is simple. Intuitive instruction based on clear illustrations will help you easily go through the entire process of a satisfying build. Build history, piece by piece, with COBI, and create your own collection! Atlantis (OV-104) was the fourth NASA shuttle to have made a space flight. It was one of the five reusable shuttles that were used to transport people and equipment into Earth's orbit. Its first flight took place on October 3, 1985. Over the 26 years of service, Atlantis made 33 missions and spent 306 days in orbit around the Earth. The landing of the shuttle on July 21, 2011, after a successful mission to supply the International Space Station, ended the era of the space shuttle. After leaving service, Atlantis was transported to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where it now serves as a museum. The Hubble Space Telescope, which orbits in a low Earth orbit, is named after the American astronomer Edwin Hubble. The telescope was launched into orbit by the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990. Since its launch, it has become one of the most important instruments in the history of astronomy, providing an incredible amount of data. The space shuttle Atlantis serviced the Hubble telescope during the STS-125 mission in 2009. During the mission, new instruments were delivered, and necessary repairs were made.
About COBI: COBI construction building sets are manufactured in Poland and include easy-to-read step-by-step instructions. Fully compatible with other brands of building blocks, the COBI collection of building sets will stimulate passion for building, discovering and collecting. For the adult builder, the COBI historic series includes a collection of ships, planes, vehicles, and devices inspired by historical events that changed the world.