The first space shuttle was launched in 1981. Conventional one-use rockets had been the only way to send astronauts or cargoes into space. The United States developed a re-usable system called the Space Transportation System, or Shuttle for short. It was launched like a conventional rocket but returned to Earth like a plane.
This shuttle pendant is made from lead-free pewter and is supplied on a waxed cord. The information card is full colour on the front and has information on the reverse.