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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-07-2009 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are now paper model kits of the Orion spacecraft produced by Lockheed Martin. These kits are printed on card stock and do not require anything other than a bit of patience to assemble.

Lockheed has released at least two versions of the Orion kit, reflecting changes in the spacecraft's design. The newer version has been distributed by subcontractors and there is a NASA version, too.

I spent about 30 minutes building the first edition of the Orion kit. When I build the newer version, I'll post pictures of that, too.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-08-2009 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The new Lockheed Martin Orion kit, seen here side by side with the original kit, has more parts and reflects the current configuration of the crew exploration vehicle.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-01-2014 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is an "updated" version of the NASA-issued Orion paper model.

There is a 2012 issue date on the back (earlier had 2008), the cover is different — and the base now depicts asteroids in addition to the Earth, moon and Mars. (Other than that, it's the same model as far as I can tell.)

The NASA tables at the World Science Festival quickly ran out of both.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-25-2014 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Via NASA Edge on Twitter, here's a look at the revised Orion paper model (now with ESA service module):

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 05-27-2016 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At the NASA table at the 44th Space Congress was at least the fourth (?) version of the Orion paper model. The cover shows the SLS launching with "build it, Tweet it, #MyOrion" The main difference, at a first glance, is that the crew module is reflective silver, the solar arrays are shiny blue and the display stand includes the moon, Earth, asteroids and Mars.

Meanwhile, ULA had on their table a similar die-cut paper model of the SLS. It has the racing stripes on the SRB as well as a "plaque" reading "NASA SLS Block 1 Rocket".

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 05-30-2016 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Had a chance to look at all three versions I have (dated 2008, 2012 and the newest, 2016.) I was wrong in that the base is the same from 2012 to 2016 - they added asteroids which were missing on 2008 - but the 2016 changes are: rectangular, blue metallic solar arrays; metallic silver crew module; more copper than gold-colored inner and outer nozzle; no high-gain antenna on aft fairing; no solar array support.

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