Wednesday, January 4, 2012
4087. Safari Ltd. Astronaut
An astronaut or cosmonaut is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. While generally reserved for professional space travelers, the terms are sometimes applied to anyone who travels into space, including scientists, politicians, journalists, and tourists.
Until 2002, astronauts were sponsored and trained exclusively by governments, either by the military, or by civilian space agencies. With the sub-orbital flight of the privately-funded SpaceShipOne in 2004, a new category of astronaut was created: the commercial astronaut.
Safari Ltd.® is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of authentic replica collectibles.
We offer the largest variety of sizes and themes in the marketplace.
Our realistic replicas are carefully sculpted by experts. Each one of our USA based sculptors thoroughly researches the anatomy of the animal to ensure accuracy of detail.
An excellent example of this has been the close collaboration since 1986 between the paleontologists of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the sculptors. Out of this alliance, Safari Ltd.® licensed and developed the Carnegie dinosaur collection which became the most accurate scale model toy dinosaurs in the world.
We also have licensed and produced an authentic, scaled sea life replica collection for the Monterey Bay Aquarium of Monterey Bay, California.
In 1980, Safari Ltd.® began as an educational toy company out of the founders’ apartment, Bernard and Rosemarie Rubel. Today, nearly 3 generations later, we continue this commitment of educating children about the earth and its inhabitants. One way in which we accomplish this is by providing educational information in 5 languages in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.
Our children’s safety is one of our top priorities which is why all our products are safety tested for lead and phthalates under stringent third party guidelines that meet both US and European standards.
We stand behind our products 100%. Our Customer Care Center is just a phone call away to answer any question you may have. Your satisfaction is our goal.