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Russ Still
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posted 11-06-2007 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russ Still   Click Here to Email Russ Still     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My space memorabilia collection seems to stay stored in boxes and binders and I admire the great looking presentations some of you have put together. Any links to or pictures of your own "home museums"?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-06-2007 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is our directory to collectors' websites...

Russ Still
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posted 11-30-2007 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russ Still   Click Here to Email Russ Still     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's some of my collection:













SpaceAholic
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posted 11-30-2007 08:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm mopping up the drool off my keyboard...

Russ Still
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posted 11-30-2007 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russ Still   Click Here to Email Russ Still     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jeeze, Scott!!! Is all that hardware on your site yours? Man! You should start your own space program. I am humbled!

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posted 11-30-2007 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WSTFphoto   Click Here to Email WSTFphoto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
wow!! You guys rock!

MCroft04
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posted 11-30-2007 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am impressed; perhaps one day I can visit? Can you provide some details on the provenance of the hardware?

Gilbert
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posted 12-01-2007 02:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Russ, I still (no pun) remember visiting your museum even though it's been 4 or 5 years ago. You have a fantastic space wing and as I recall a lot of aviation art and stuff all through your house. Thanks for sharing.

nasamad
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posted 12-01-2007 05:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great stuff guys, I love your displays.

Russ, one question if I may, why do you have multiple copies of certain books on your shelves?

Russ Still
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posted 12-01-2007 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russ Still   Click Here to Email Russ Still     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Adam, multiple copies of books — the ones on the right (steel shelf) are all signed. On the left, I guess I just occasionally get the opportunity to pick up a spare. In reality, I'm an unadmitted compulsive horder.

ozspace
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posted 08-02-2013 01:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are some items from my 'Space Cave' —

ozspace
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ozspace
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posted 08-02-2013 07:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Hope you like them!

stsmithva
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In the very last picture, I thought I saw radio control helicopter blades sticking out the top of the lunar module. That struck me as a cool idea, so I searched around to see who sold those. The only mention I could find was... by you, since you built it! I'd missed this post from a few months ago. Really great work.

garymilgrom
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posted 08-02-2013 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice displays. I really like your LM Remove Before Flight display.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 08-02-2013 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gary, isn't your LM remove before flight display similar?

I really like the nasty old light fixture next to the Saturn V model. Is that from one of the old launch pads? If yes, which pad?

Very nice stuff.

ozspace
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posted 08-02-2013 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gary sent me a picture of his tag display and I copied his design.

Yes, that light is from LUT 1, it was the tower from which Apollo 11 and others were launched. Check the Flickr set for details.

Atlantis
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posted 08-03-2013 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Atlantis   Click Here to Email Atlantis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some of my main display room at home, some of it overlaps since the photos were taken over a large period of time and I move stuff around quite a bit.

Atlantis
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posted 08-03-2013 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Atlantis   Click Here to Email Atlantis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

The ISS Resupply display which is at my current appartment in Huntsville.

Also, a more festive method of display:

ozspace
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posted 08-03-2013 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Woh, nice stuff!

John K. Rochester
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posted 08-10-2013 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oz, is that the ESTES Mercury Redstone in the photo.. and is it missing the piece from the top of the escape tower? I happen to have an extra if you need it...

englau
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posted 08-12-2013 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for englau   Click Here to Email englau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! Everyone here has really incredible collections. Bravo. I always enjoy seeing what wonderful treasures everyone else has found a place for. I don't have nearly as much, but what I do have I confined to one room.

Don't have a lot of room on the walls- the women astronaut poster in the flickr album takes up most of the space!

Here is the photo album to see the rest of my humble collection.

ozspace
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posted 08-12-2013 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by John K. Rochester:
Oz, is that the ESTES Mercury Redstone in the photo.. and is it missing the piece from the top of the escape tower? I happen to have an extra if you need it...

Yes, that is the Estes, I had a few flights and bits of the tower were lost. Thanks for your offer on the tower piece, however I am in Australia, so can't drop by to collect...

ozspace
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posted 08-13-2013 01:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by stsmithva:
...since you built it!
And the Saturn V with LUT was featured in my Apollo 11 tribute launch video.

garymilgrom
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posted 08-13-2013 07:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Atlantis:
Some of my main display room at home
I really like your models mounted on wood. The blackness of space and crescent Earth are great backgrounds. And do I detect a SpaceX enthusiast! Your Christmas tree is wonderful too. Thanks for sharing.

Craiger
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posted 08-15-2013 12:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Craiger   Click Here to Email Craiger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The best of my collection is displayed in my office at work: Please check out my page on Facebook!

SkyMan1958
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posted 08-15-2013 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice things everybody!!! I like ALL your collections.

dogcrew5369
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posted 08-18-2013 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by John K. Rochester:
Oz, is that the ESTES Mercury Redstone in the photo.. and is it missing the piece from the top of the escape tower? I happen to have an extra if you need it...

Hey, mine is missing that piece as well. What would you take for it if you aren't shipping it to anyone else? If your offer to Australia went south and not literally, I would love to be your second. I live in NC so...

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