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Teacher in space
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posted 02-26-2014 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Teacher in space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you would like to own Apollo 11 Command module foil, a lunar meteorite, a dinosaur bone and a mummy wrap, you can now have them in one piece! From Kickstarter:
The idea is simple. For the past 35 years I have collected amazing specimens specifically for this project. I then carefully break those specimens down into smaller pieces, embed them in resin, and you end up with an epic museum in a manageable space.

Greggy_D
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posted 02-26-2014 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd like to know how he is going to source 2000+ pieces of Apollo 11 kapton. Even if they are small, it is still going to add up to a considerable amount.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-26-2014 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Kickstarter page notes the source of the kapton:
The mini museum sample was obtained directly from astronaut Buzz Aldrin during an auction in 2007.
Specifically, it was this Heritage auction lot for an 8.25" x 2" segment.

SpaceAholic
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posted 02-26-2014 08:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The idea is simple. For the past 35 years I have collected amazing specimens specifically for this project. I then carefully break those specimens down
What irony... valued as amazing specimens, they are no more.

Teacher in space
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posted 02-27-2014 12:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Teacher in space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is true. I would prefer whole items. I do have casting resin, so making my own "mini museum" with larger items would be great project.

mercsim
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posted 02-27-2014 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mercsim   Click Here to Email mercsim     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It sounds pretty cool. If he used 0.1 inch squares, which is almost 1/8 inch, he could get 1600 (20x80) pretty easily. That seams reasonable.

Once he gets going, he should be able to buy other mission samples to use.

4allmankind
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posted 03-04-2016 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is anyone here aware of the Mini Museum?

I just bumped into their site. Interesting concept, and I love the spirit of being able to share history with the masses, but space fans should take note that they have cut up a flown Skylab music tape.

Editor's note: Threads merged.

p51
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posted 03-04-2016 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SpaceAholic:
What irony... valued as amazing specimens, they are no more.
The real irony is that people decry cutting up of something as the 'destruction' of it, when the item in question is almost always ALREADY a small piece cut from the actual original complete item.

spaced out
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posted 03-05-2016 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Personally I don't have much problem with people cutting existing fragments of things into smaller fragments.

The Skylab tape however was an intact artifact and I don't really see any justification for destroying it when they could have used Skylab insulation material recovered in Australia.

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