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    NASA International Space Station (I.S.S.) 1/100 Model in Original Wooden Shipping Case [with] Space Shuttle Columbia Model. A magnificent I.S.S. model handmade of wood by Al Malpass of Houston as stated by an engraved plaque on the base at rear. Positioned with the "International Space Station Scale: 1/100" plaque at front the approximate dimensions are: 41" wide, 16" tall, and 29" deep. The base on which it is mounted is 11" wide and 21" deep. There are modules installed from four space agencies: NASA, NASDA (Japan's National Space Development Agency), ESA (European Space Agency), and Russia. The installed modules are all labeled, as follows.

    ESA- one unnamed module
    NASA- Centrifuge, Node 1, Node 2, Node 3, US Hab, US Lab, Z1, and X-38 (an experimental emergency re-entry crew vehicle, program cancelled).
    Russia- LSM 1, LSM 2, RM 1, RM 2, Service Module, DC 1, FGB, DSM 1, DSM 2, SPP Tower, UDM, Progress (docked vehicle), and Soyuz (docked vehicle).

    The model disassembles and fits into a custom wooden shipping box with overall dimensions of 23" wide x 12" deep x 14" tall. There are NASA "Critical Space Item" stickers on two sides. We have never encountered this model previously and we feel that it is an extremely limited edition built for NASA. It is certainly suitable for even the most advanced collections or museum displays. All important parts appear to be present, general wear, one solar panel is cracked and taped, and a parts are loose, but the model displays fine with no major problems.

    Also included in this lot is a model of the Columbia, also approximately 1/100 scale. It appears very similar to the Marshall Spaceflight Center's model and measures 13.5" nose to tail, 9.5" across the wings, and 5.25" high at the tail fin. Cargo bay doors open and there are two small holes on the bottom where it was previously mounted (no base present). This model was found with the I.S.S. but is not made to dock with this model. We note that the actual Columbia never did dock with the I.S.S. due to weight restrictions that were scheduled to be rectified before the Columbia (STS-107) disintegrated upon re-entry in 2003. The model has been damaged at the tail section and there is a chip out of one wing. Still a great piece. Very good.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    11th Friday
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