Model, Hubble Space Telescope, 1:20


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Space Race exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This is a scale model (1:20) of the Hubble Space Telescope. The model was constructed at the Goddard Space Flight Center in the model shop. It depicts the HST in deployed format. As such it complements the museum's display of the HST Structural Dynamic Test Vehicle, which is depicted with its extremities (solar panels and antennae) in the stowed position.

NASA transferred this model to the Museum in 2015.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration.

Country of Origin

United States of America


Mixed metals and plastics


3-D (Model on Stand): 56 × 55 × 82.5cm (22 1/16 × 21 5/8 × 32 1/2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts