Ranger 3 Deep Space Probe
from "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (NBC - 1979-81)
PRODUCTION RUN: 2006-2010
About the Design
Based on the classic comic strip and movie serials from the 1930s, NBC-TV's "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" was a light-hearted sci-fi adventure series that followed the adventures of American astronaut William "Buck" Rogers who was accidentally frozen in cryogenic sleep, only to be revived 500 years in the future where he joined forces with humanity's remnants to battle various alien antagonists. Roger's original "ride" was the Ranger 3, "the last of America's Deep Space Probes," a "compact" version of the American Space Shuttle then in development.
About the Model