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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
About two years ago I had posted a photo of some NASA Space
Mission patches that had come my way one way or another. This
Space Shuttle patch was my favorite as I loved the shuttle.
Around the same time I received the patches a family member gave
this ERTL brand die-cast shuttle to me. This is the Colombia. It launched
for the first time on mission STS-1 on April 12, 1981. Unfortunately, on
February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over
Tyler Texas during reentry, killing all seven crew members:
~ Rest In Peace ~
Rick D. Husband William C. McCool Michael P. Anderson Kalpana Chawla David M. Brown Laurel Clark Ilan Ramon
Here is ERTL's Colombia with it's payload bay doors open.
This die-cast vehicle is pretty heavy. It has wheels that retract
as well. This is a great toy or model or whatever it is.