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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #240 on: 02/28/2015 01:12 PM »
Taking a break from Mars today.  Here is my AMT Mr. Spock model that I built when I was 12 or so.  It has a few missing parts, but it is in surprising good shape.  That would be thanks to my late Grandma who knew how much Star Trek and Spock meant to me.

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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #241 on: 03/02/2015 11:35 AM »
A few photos of events from 30 years ago this week.  The Ares-Saturn VB was rolled out of the VAB to Pad 39A.  It began the 3 mile journey to the pad early March 8, 1985.  after about 8 hours, it was hard down at the pad awaiting preparations for launch on March 21.


Edit:Replaced picture of VAB with Bicentennial Logo on it.
Edit: Replaced same picture and added a tiny Saturn VB on Pad B
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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #242 on: 03/02/2015 06:26 PM »
Saturn VB on launch pad 39A.

Edit: Update picture with new lightning mast.
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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #243 on: 03/02/2015 06:28 PM »
Mobile Service Structure being moved to surround Ares-Saturn.


Edit: Updated picture with new lightning mast.



   
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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #244 on: 03/04/2015 10:35 AM »
I took two of my favorite photos and created some vintage (as in 1985) lithos from them.  I will print them out at a print shop next week.

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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #245 on: 03/04/2015 06:05 PM »
Very  cool, Ron!!
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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #246 on: 03/04/2015 07:42 PM »
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A few photos of events from 30 years ago this week.

Can't believe it was thirty years ago this spring. I can't really remember a lot of the Mars mission since I was three years old when it launched, and four years when they landed, damn it. My dad told me I was glued to the TV screen that day of March 1986, an excited little brat I was.

You americans had Walter Cronkite (and Dan Rather) we had Albert Ducrocq, live on TF1 http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Ducrocq His voice famously (nearly) broke as he said "L'homme est sur Mars" echoing the same sentence he had pronounced seventeen years before (l'homme est sur la lune)

(in our universe my first space fever was in August 1989, aged 7, when Voyager come close of Neptune. But obviously here Voyager never exist in the first place. And I'm spoiled twice - missing the lunar landing by 13 years and being too young to remember Mars. Gosh.)  :(

P.S I have to quietly read all 13 pages of this thread and download all the stuff there. Lot of great work to be stored on the HD.

EDIT: done ! I have know plenty of Voyage stuff - Ronpur modelling, the starship modeler model, and the you tube video.
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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #247 on: 03/04/2015 08:33 PM »
Thanks Archibald!  It really means a lot to me that there are people who are enjoying these tributes to the book.  I am busy working on launch day photos, too.

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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #248 on: 03/04/2015 10:31 PM »
To illustrate the hectic pace of the final months leading up to the launch, the Ares vehicle rolls out while the final Saturn VB tanker awaits it's launch on Pad B.

Edit: Updated picture with new lightning mast.
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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #249 on: 03/04/2015 11:12 PM »
We need a render of The first 4 vehicles on the pads, the MSII, MSIV, and the two ETs.  Then, a view showing the MSII lifting off with the other vehicles on the pad, kind of like the attached.

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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #250 on: 03/04/2015 11:28 PM »
I know!! I am working on it, but not really coming out right yet.  I found this to base it on, but I need to rig up the models and add pads.
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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #251 on: 03/04/2015 11:47 PM »
Or a view with a Saturn IB lift off  and the pads would be cool

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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #252 on: 03/06/2015 02:19 AM »
Trying something different.  In the book, the Ares launch suits are described as orange and details that sound similar to shuttle launch and entry suits.  So, I took a photo of an astronaut, Bonnie Dunbar in this case, and swapped out the actress who plays Natalie York in the Voyage audio.  I added one of my Ares patches, removed the NASA "meatball" and added a NASA worm on the shoulder.  This is first attempt at working with photos of people.  If I can find good photos of the actors who played Stone and Gershon, I will do the entire crew.
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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #253 on: 03/06/2015 11:35 AM »
great, really GREAT !

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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #254 on: 03/06/2015 08:21 PM »
May I suggest LeVar Burton as Ralph Gershon? Or Charlie Bolden... ;)
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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #255 on: 03/07/2015 02:23 AM »
Here is my base image for LC39 with 4 pads!!
Have add rockets when I get some.

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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #256 on: 03/07/2015 04:08 AM »
Wow.  If only it rea;;y looked that way.

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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #257 on: 03/07/2015 12:36 PM »
It is a shame that in the years since, they let pads C and D rot away into the swamp. ;)

I will have to add the launching rocket to Pad D, other wise, it will just block the other pads.  I can find very few photos showing more than one pad and enough room to add more.

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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #258 on: 03/10/2015 01:58 PM »
30 years ago today, on March 10, 1985, the final tanker was launched to the Ares Booster stack in orbit from Pad 39B at the Jacqueline B. Kennedy Space Center.  That left one final Saturn VB launch, with the Ares crews 11 days later on March 21.  Mankind was just one more step away from it's destiny on Mars.

Edit: Updated picture with new lightning mast.
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Re: Modelling Mars
« Reply #259 on: 03/10/2015 03:04 PM »
Several hours later, the autonomous docking system of the tanker has acquired the Ares Booster for it's final approach.

An exterior camera on the Ares Booster also tracks the tanker.

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