The Basic Low Poly launch version of this basic model includes the exterior of the space shuttle orbiter as well as the external tanks, and solid rocket boosters. It is fully textured and built near to scale. This model includes the aerodynamic surface model of the spacecraft, tank, and boosters. It does not include landing gear or aerodynamic control surfaces. This model is provided here in 10 different formats
The shuttle program started in the late 1950s with design and development experiments. The program with the Space Shuttle orbiter lasted from the 1980s until the 2000s. It was a safe system with only two exceptions including the destruction of the vehicles and fatalities of the crews. The Space Shuttle program provided a reusable system for space flight that was historic in its implications, capabilities, and duration.