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GACspaceguy
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posted 04-23-2019 04:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, I think I have found the next "Rocket Garden" project for the Karst-onian. Check this out:

GACspaceguy
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posted 04-26-2019 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy model arrived at the Karst-onian today. Nice model for a contractor type. It comes with the fairing and Dragon payload. Interestingly the Dragon with this model has two fins in the FH model and four in the single Falcon 9 model.

GACspaceguy
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posted 05-27-2019 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our astronaut friend here has done many an "Earthly" EVA. Ring bearer at our wedding, candy bucket holder at "trunk or treat," greeter for a space themed church event, guitar stand and now for VBS, toilet usher.

A very important task for any long duration mission.

Gilbert
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posted 05-28-2019 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Multi-talented is the word.

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-21-2019 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A fellow engineer sent me a photo of a lamp that he said "looked space like." I thought it was spacey as well. A trip to Lowes and an Amazon order for the light assembly as well as the flicker light bulbs and here we have a new reading/night launch light.

The CSM/LM is an old metal model I had received in an auction.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 06-21-2019 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great Idea!!!

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-17-2019 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Next week I will turn 62 (I am okay with that as those with the most birthdays live the longest). My two granddaughters, with help from their mom, presented me with a built Lego Saturn V as an early birthday gift and a 50th landing celebration.

Here is the display in the Karst-onian!

Gilbert
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posted 08-19-2019 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Time for another visit!

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-23-2019 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We had an opportunity to pick up a different type of space memorabilia, a pinball machine from the 70's called "Skylab." Interestingly it was released May 14, 1974 a year to the date of the actual OWS launch.

I worked in a pinball arcade in the summer after my second year. I had three jobs that summer and the arcade was one of my night shift jobs after my day job. I remember this machine therefore it has a double interest to me (the reason for three jobs was to be able to get enough money to go back to school so I could continue my aerospace engineering career).

GACspaceguy
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posted 01-02-2020 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like I have started a new Kollection category here at the Karstonian. Under the thought "ask and you shall receive," one pinball machine is now two. One fellow knew the other fellow and now there are two space themed pinball machines.

This Space Mission machine is a 1976 vintage as well and has a few miles on it but still plays okay. This could use up a lot of real estate if it gets out of hand, but with a Space Station, Space Shuttle and other pins looming out there it may be time to stop looking.

SkyMan1958
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posted 01-02-2020 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fun stuff!!

GACspaceguy
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posted 02-11-2020 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We added a new outdoor space feature, a ride-on space shuttle we obtained for $1 some time back on eBay (pick up only). The grandkids wanted a rocket to ride, so Jackie cleaned it up and installed it today (for those up north that green stuff around it is grass and not snow).

Larry McGlynn
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posted 02-11-2020 04:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like the green stuff we have up here in New England. 40F and raining.

GACspaceguy
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posted 02-11-2020 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess I should have said Great White North then.

With it being a two seater, we may add a Columbia name sticker to it in honor of the first crew.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-22-2020 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our AutoCult Astro Van arrived this week. I had a dilemma on if I wanted to remove it from the package but as I bought it for display, out it came.

It now resides at the base of the 1/48 scale Saturn V. While the Astro Van is 1/43, I do not expect that most folks will notice or pull out a tape measure to check.

GACspaceguy
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posted 04-09-2020 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Micheal Key has once again revived a couple of faded models. Starting with two Topping models of just the SRBs and then adding some homemade and model kit parts.

Throw in some 3D printed payloads and you have the USAF early spaceflight potentials: the MOL and Dyna Soar in 1/100 scale.

keymichael1855
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posted 04-27-2020 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Always a pleasure to restore these old contractor models to new display pieces for you Fred. Looks great by the front door!!!

GACspaceguy
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posted 05-28-2020 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw a picture of this on the internet and thought I could create the same thing. So added to my office Karst-onian branch is a Steampunk Lunar Lander.


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