A replica of the NASA P-3b flying out of Wallops field. Each model is solid wood with a length of around 18 inches. It will make the perfect commemorative piece for any crew member.
The NASA P-3B Orion aircraft is a former U.S. Navy patrol aircraft that has been extensively modified for use as an airborne science laboratory. It is owned by NASA and operated by the Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility Aircraft Office at Wallops Island, Virginia. The P-3 is considered a “core” platform for the NASA Airborne Science Program. The aircraft can carry instrument payloads consisting of one to several at once while supporting scientific studies all over the globe. The aircraft supports scientific investigations and visiting scientist from universities, other agencies, and organizations worldwide. Data gathered by the P-3 has been used for scientific studies in ecology, geography, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, atmospheric chemistry, soil science, biology, cryospheric research, and satellite calibration/validation. The P-3 is also used as a technology test bed for new airborne and satellite instrumentation.