A legendary starship despite its humble origins and deceptively dilapidated exterior, the Millennium Falcon has factored into some of the Rebel Alliance's greatest victories over the Empire. Before Han Solo won it in a game of chance, it was owned by Lando Calrissian. Solo and first mate Chewbacca flew the Millennium Falcon into cinematic history.
R2-D2 is a robot character in the Star Wars Universe. An Astromech droid is a major character in all Star Wars Films.
This predatory arachnid has eight legs and is easily recognized by a pair of grasping claws and a narrow segmented tail that is often carried in a characteristic forward curve over its back, ending with a venomous stinger. Scorpions can grow as large as 20 cm. Their venom has a fearsome reputation but only about 25 out of almost 1500 species are known to have venom capable of killing a human.
Was the fourth shuttle built and the last one to fly. It was launched on its maiden voyage October 3rd 1985 and landed for the last time on July 12th 2011 at Cape Kennedy. By the end of its last flight, Atlantis had orbited the Earth 4,848 times, traveling nearly 126 million miles.
The Empire State Building is the highest building in New York City. This 102 story building rises 1,250ft above the city at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State.
All Terrain Armored Transports, or AT-AT's for short. They first appear in the Empire Strikes Back. AT-AT's are 50 feet tall and have the appearance of a giant four-legged monsters. The head serves as the control center and a mount for the walker's weapons.
This German tank was the most powerful tank in the world when it was introduced in August 1942. The 88mm gun was extremely powerful and the heavy armor made it almost impervious to attack. The success of the Tiger was so profound, that no allied tank dared to engage it in open combat. This psychological fear soon became to be known as "Tigerphobia".
The Brooklyn Bridge is located in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River.
The tallest building in the United States and among the tallest in the world with its radio antenna reaching a symbolic height of 1,776 feet in reference to the year of American independence. The building includes office space, an observation deck, world-class restaurants plus broadcast and antennae facilities and stands as a memorial to those who lost their lives September 11th, 2001.
Ushered in a new class of automobile known as the pony car. Its revolutionary design featuring the long hood and short deck proved wildly popular and according to Ford, 22,000 orders were taken the day it debuted. The Mustang featured a base 170-cubic inch six-cylinder engine with a three-speed floor shift transmission, full wheel covers, bucket seats, carpeting, and a padded dash all for a base retail price of $2,320. An optional 260-cubic inch V-8 engine was also available.
Was a two part spacecraft used to carry a crew of two from lunar orbit to the surface of the moon and back. The descent stage served as the launch pad for the ascent stage plus it housed the landing gear, engines and fuel needed for landing. Six such craft successfully landed on the Moon between 1969 and 1972.
Located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, the Eiffel Tower has become a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair and stands at 1,063 feet tall. It was the tallest man-made structure in the world until the Chrysler Building was built in 1930.
There once was a real ship named Black Pearl captained by Henry Morgan, one of the world’s most notorious pirates. The Black Pearl which first sailed in 1669 fought many battles; the most famous of which was an invasion in Panama in 1671. The following year Captain Morgan was put in prison in England. Years later he returned to Jamaica as a judge and governor. Henry Morgan died in England in 1688 after a long illness.
Was a long-range, Mach 3.5+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed by Lockheed and its Skunk Works® division. It was the first aircraft to be constructed mainly of titanium. At full velocity the airplane surface heats up to over 260°C+ (500 °F). A total of 3,551 missions were flown and not one Blackbird was lost due to enemy military retaliation. Note: Skunk Works is the nickname for Lockheed's Advanced Development Programs. Skunk Works engineers have developed highly advanced, military aircraft, often in secret, since World War II.
Mars Exploration Rover NASA's twin rovers, named Spirit and Opportunity, launched separately in 2003 and landed three weeks apart in January 2004. They made important discoveries about wet environments on ancient Mars that may have been favorable for supporting microbial life. Although Spirit ceased communicating with Earth in March 2010, Opportunity continues its work on the Red Planet.
This twin engine tactical fighter was designed for the U.S. Air Force to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. It first flew July 1972 and has become among the most successful modern fighter jets with over 100 aerial combat victories.
The Batmobile is the Batman's primary mode of transportation. The vehicle is one of the most daunting components in his vast arsenal, keeping it stored in the Batcave when not in use. Affectionately dubbed the "Keaton-mobile" after Michael Keaton; the actor playing Batman/Bruce Wayne in the films at the time, the car's popularity with fans has established a strong following and easily ranks with the 1966 Batmobile as one of the most popular Batmobiles of all time.