I’m still intending to scan some clippings from 1981 about the first shuttle orbital mission – flown by Columbia, as it happens, and marked by the loss of heat-resistant tiles. However, my scanner is balking, so I may postpone it for a bit. Here’s some card models to tide you over.
From NASA: Shuttle Card Model – free
The NASA model is very considerably less detailed and easier to build. It’s also one of the first card models I recall building – a die-cut version was bound in to an early issue of National Geographic World, a kids’ magazine that regularly featured interesting card models, including the shuttle, a truly elegant globe, and a flying pterosaur model that was simply exquisite.