The Ariane 4 was a three-stage, medium-lift expendable launch vehicle used by the European Space Agency. Designed by the French space agency CNES, it had a successful career spanning 15 years, from 1988 to 2003, during which it became a [...]
“After the flight our superiors at NASA let us know in no uncertain terms that non-man-rated corned beef sandwiches were out for future space missions.” – Gus Grissom, Gemini 3 astronaut
Project Gemini was the decisive series of [...]
Since I was a kid, I have been a space program junkie! Mercury, Gemini, Apollo! We all wanted to be astronauts! I "drank the Tang"!
The Gemini step to the moon is a bit unsung. So many technologies and learnings came out of [...]
“I’m a hell of a lot cooler than you guys. Why don’t you fix your little problem and light this candle?”
So remarked Alan Shepard, first American in space, as he sat inside his tiny Mercury capsule on May 5th, 1961, atop a Redstone [...]
1/32 Monogram Apollo Command Service Module
New Ware decals and PE. Resin cockpit, seats, and astronauts. Cut off # 8 bulb glass for clear space helmets. Many detail elements sourced from spares box. Use of multiple types and textures of [...]
This reusable Shuttle concept is a design by Krafft A. Ehricke, a rocket scientist while working for Convair. It dates back to the late fifties, While the craft would never be built,he was correct in the concept, multiple stages for the [...]
I picked this up and started building as a distraction and what I thought would be a simple build.
The kit is superb. The escape tower needs a little forethought and patience but the photoetch was a nightmare to get off the sprue and [...]
Hi, finally finished kit from Revell in 1/96 scale. I tried my best. It is not perfect and there are small differences with original rocket but Iam ok with it. Now it will be nice piece of decoration ?
Smoke is pet bottle wrapped around [...]
This Apollo 11 build was a commission build for AirBus in France and quite the challenge! I used a vintage Monogram 1/48th scale kit from 1970 and it is not very good. I basically scratch built everything using the included parts as a [...]
OK, going up was all exciting, circling and landing on the moon was also exciting. Going back to Earth was exciting too. Then what? Interesting footage of the US navy frog men at work doing their best to secure the capsule and then [...]