Model, Space Station, Dual Keel

Model, Space Station, Dual Keel

     

This model depicts a space station concept design from 1986 known as "dual-keel." This design placed the station's modules on a central truss to provide a stable microgravity environment. As ongoing evaluations of various proposed space station designs raised concerns over costs and practicality, this space station design, and others, such as Space Station Freedom (see items A20060465000 and A20060466000), evolved into the International Space Station (ISS). The ISS is a cooperative effort of many nations with the goal of establishing a permanent human presence in space. Construction of the ISS began in November 1998 and was completed in 2010.

Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Country of Origin
United States

Manufacturer
NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Moving Beyond Earth

Type
MODELS-Manned Spacecraft & Parts

Materials
brass, steel, aluminum, plastic, paint, adhesive, decals
Dimensions
3-D: 61 x 60.3 x 26cm (24 x 23 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

This model depicts a space station concept design from 1986 known as "dual-keel." This design placed the station's modules on a central truss to provide a stable microgravity environment. As ongoing evaluations of various proposed space station designs raised concerns over costs and practicality, this space station design, and others, such as Space Station Freedom (see items A20060465000 and A20060466000), evolved into the International Space Station (ISS). The ISS is a cooperative effort of many nations with the goal of establishing a permanent human presence in space. Construction of the ISS began in November 1998 and was completed in 2010.

Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Country of Origin
United States

Manufacturer
NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Moving Beyond Earth

Type
MODELS-Manned Spacecraft & Parts

Materials
brass, steel, aluminum, plastic, paint, adhesive, decals
Dimensions
3-D: 61 x 60.3 x 26cm (24 x 23 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

ID: A20100236000