CYGNUS by PapaFoxtrot
How do you get your groceries delivered when you live on a space station? From 2012 it is via the Cygnus unmanned spacecraft, developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation as part of NASA’s program to outsource operations to commercial companies. Once the new supplies are unloaded, Cygnus will be loaded up with the station’s trash and sent to burn up in the atmosphere, making it the world’s most expensive incinerator and further proving that everything which goes up must come down.
Origin USA/France • launched 2012 (scheduled) • mass 1200 kg • payload 2000 kg • mission transport supplies to and garbage from the ISS.
This model is approx. 3 x 3 x 12 cm, painted wood and metal.
Contains small parts; not suitable for children under 8.