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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.

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