Watching the last Space Shuttle launch, and each Space Shuttle orbiter before it, was a bit nostalgic to a sentimental person like me who grew up in a family who was fed by the space program. By that I mean that my father was an engineer in the aeronautics department of a company that designed parts for space missions. He personally designed parts for early Apollo/Viking missions. I'll share a bit more about that later.
It's fun to do models, and there are wonderful models of each of the Space Shuttles. I'm listing them here, plus I've added a few related items to display my favorite Space Shuttle Models for the model building enthusiast.