2001 Shuttle Model Fetches Six-Figure Bid

21553709_1m BIGA screen-used model Aries 1B Trans-Lunar Space Shuttle from 2001: A Space Odyssey auctioned for $344,000 on March 28.

In the movie, Dr. Heywood R. Floyd rides the shuttle from the space station to the Moon to investigate a monolith buried in the crater Clavius.

The model measures 32″ high, 27″ wide, 28″ deep and has a diameter of 94″.

It was purchased by AMPAS for probable display in the Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures which is expected to open in 2017.

The model is one of the rare surviving items made for Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film. He ordered most of the things destroyed to prevent them being reused in other movies. This particular model was given in the 1970s to an art teacher for use in classroom instruction.

1 thought on “2001 Shuttle Model Fetches Six-Figure Bid

  1. Despite what the auction website says, I strongly doubt the model has a diameter of 94 inches. Presumably they mean circumference (though that does not *quite* fit the other dimensions shown).

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