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by Commander
Thu, 18 Jul 19, 04:02 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Figured I better get it started if I want to fly it on the anniversary: Saturn V Estes 2157
Replies: 8
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Re: Figured I better get it started if I want to fly it on the anniversary: Saturn V Estes 2157

Well I have come to the sad conclusion that my Saturn V won't be ready for the July 20th anniversar6y :cry: Too many things have conspired to keep me from being able to complete it in time, unless do a slap dash build, which just isn't in me. I cut off the original shroud for the LEM and tried print...
by Commander
Sun, 14 Jul 19, 16:07 pm
Forum: NASA News
Topic: NASA Administrator to Talk Moon Landing Anniversary, Moon to Mars Plans
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NASA Administrator to Talk Moon Landing Anniversary, Moon to Mars Plans

July 12, 2019 MEDIA ADVISORY M19-069 NASA Administrator to Talk Moon Landing Anniversary, Moon to Mars Plans Just days before the 50th anniversary of one of humanity’s greatest achievements – astronauts first walking on the Moon – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will host a media teleconference a...
by Commander
Sun, 14 Jul 19, 16:02 pm
Forum: NASA News
Topic: Successful Orion Test Brings NASA Closer to Moon, Mars Missions
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Views: 10

Successful Orion Test Brings NASA Closer to Moon, Mars Missions

July 02, 2019 RELEASE 19-054 Successful Orion Test Brings NASA Closer to Moon, Mars Missions 19-054A.jpg NASA successfully demonstrated Tuesday the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system can outrun a speeding rocket and pull astronauts to safety during an emergency during launch. The test is another...
by Commander
Sun, 14 Jul 19, 15:37 pm
Forum: NASA News
Topic: NASA Selects 12 New Lunar Science, Technology Investigations
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: NASA Selects 12 New Lunar Science, Technology Investigations

And one more thing.

Does that lander in the artist's conception look vaguely familiar? Maybe from a different perspective?
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by Commander
Sun, 14 Jul 19, 15:26 pm
Forum: NASA News
Topic: NASA Selects 12 New Lunar Science, Technology Investigations
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: NASA Selects 12 New Lunar Science, Technology Investigations

This is more of what I kind of expected NASA to be for the past 40 years. :D With a goal of returning men to the moon as a stepping stone to Mars. Now you may be saying, "sure Commander, we have heard this kind of talk before," and you would be right. So, what is the difference now? An ego, an ego b...
by Commander
Sun, 14 Jul 19, 15:06 pm
Forum: NASA News
Topic: NASA Selects 12 New Lunar Science, Technology Investigations
Replies: 2
Views: 19

NASA Selects 12 New Lunar Science, Technology Investigations

July 01, 2019 RELEASE 19-053 NASA Selects 12 New Lunar Science, Technology Investigations 19-053.jpg NASA has selected 12 new science and technology payloads that will help us study the Moon and explore more of its surface as part of the agency’s Artemis lunar program. These investigations and demon...
by Commander
Fri, 12 Jul 19, 02:52 am
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Topic: Figured I better get it started if I want to fly it on the anniversary: Saturn V Estes 2157
Replies: 8
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Re: Figured I better get it started if I want to fly it on the anniversary: Saturn V Estes 2157

I now wish I had used my typical method of creating the conical paper shrouds. That is to turn the forms on the lathe to mold the paper shrouds to. If I have the wood, this is a matter of an half to full hour to turn the forms. Well Haste makes waste, or at least wastes as much or more time than doi...
by Commander
Tue, 09 Jul 19, 00:50 am
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Topic: Figured I better get it started if I want to fly it on the anniversary: Saturn V Estes 2157
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Re: Figured I better get it started if I want to fly it on the anniversary

Finally figured out what all those rubber bungee strips Estes adds to the kits are for. Even though it's not mentioned inn the directions, but then a lot of things aren't mentioned in today's Estes' directions.
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by Commander
Mon, 08 Jul 19, 17:04 pm
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Topic: Figured I better get it started if I want to fly it on the anniversary: Saturn V Estes 2157
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Re: Figured I better get it started if I want to fly it on the anniversary

Major catastrophe averted! :D I took today off, and of course the RLS (Registered Land Surveyor) for Texas calls to talk about something. I get distracted and spill the liquid plastic cement on my work area :o A bunch of the wraps, the fins and some other plastic pieces were laying about and a good ...