LARGE SPACE PLANE WIND TUNNEL MODEL.
Model of a delta-wing orbiter with twin wing-tip vertical tails, manufactured by North American Rockwell, c.1971. Wood and paint, 33 inches from nose to tail, wingspan 20 inches. Flag, "United States," and NASA decals. Displayed vertically on custom stand.
A product of the research that was taking place in the 1970s with the goal of producing a reusable shuttle. The present model was designed for wind tunnel tests, and is unusually large and striking.