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Posts: 1493
From: Greensboro, NC USA
Registered: Feb 2006

posted 12-23-2012 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This isn't mine, but a friend thought of me when she saw it and forwarded the link to me.

This lucky kid has a very creative father! Can you imagine having something like this to play with?

My son's spaceship


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From: UK
Registered: Nov 2007

posted 12-23-2012 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is simply amazing! I hope they have included a blue "Lunar Contact" light on the panel?


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From: Guyton, GA
Registered: Jan 2006

posted 12-23-2012 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder if they would like to adopt a new 55 year old son?


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From: Worcestershire, England, UK.
Registered: Apr 2008

posted 12-23-2012 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think his father will be getting some fun with that too! Excellent work.


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From: arnhem netherlands
Registered: Feb 2009

posted 12-23-2012 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very, very great! Every kid wish such handy father.

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From: Rochester, NY USA
Registered: Jan 2012

posted 12-23-2012 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very Cool!


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From: West Jordan, Utah USA
Registered: Dec 1999

posted 12-23-2012 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm up for adoption too!


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From: Brandon, Fl
Registered: May 2012

posted 12-24-2012 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing! My LM was built of cardboard and under a card table when I was 5!


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From: Olympia, WA, USA
Registered: Sep 2011

posted 12-24-2012 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Dad was given several panels from a Redstone tracking trailer that had been donated to the local CAP unit and their CO was a friends of my Dad's. My brother and I put the panels in our 'treehouse' (a well-built structure standing up on 4 8X8 beams that really looked like a guard tower in a WW2 prison camp movie). That made for a great space capsule, imagining it sitting on pad 39A (like a few hour's drive south of where I grew up).

It even had buttons marked, "millile tracking" and azimuth dials that I didn't understand their purpose. Oh, how I wish I had saved parts of these panels, they'd probably be worth something today.

All that said, I was deeply impressed with this thing the man built for his son. Had my wife and I been able to have the kids we'd planned for but never happened, I surely would have built something like this for any kid of mine who might want it...

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