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RichieB16
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posted 02-14-2019 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by perineau:
After LTA-8 and 2 TV-1, another simulation you might want to consider...
I'm glad you like them. SMEAT is definitely doing to be part of the set. I hadn't thought about Skylab Rescue but I might do that as well. Other cards I'm going to mix in is something for the Shuttle ALT (although I'm not sure how I'm going to do it yet) and the unmanned Buran flight.

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posted 02-15-2019 01:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Shuttle ALT and Buran were milestones to be sure. If you need any pics, just let me know.

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posted 02-15-2019 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I may need some help with photos when I get there. If I do, I will let you know. Thanks!

The Shuttle ALT is a little challenging to fit into this set because it occurred over a long period of time and I'm trying to do everything in chronological order (as close as I can). My thought is I might break ALT up into two cards... the first for all the inert exercises (beginning with the first taxi test on 2/15/1977 and ending with the final captive inert flight on 3/2/1977). Then do a card for the 8 active flights which began in June.

There would be no cards between them because the Soviet Soyuz 24 launched 2/7/1977 and Soyuz 25 launched 10/9/1977.

But, I haven't decided how I'm going to do it exactly just yet.

Here are my latest creations:

#43 Apollo 7

#44 Soyuz 3

#45 Apollo 8

#46 Soyuz 4

#47 Soyuz 5

perineau
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posted 02-15-2019 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Regarding Shuttle ALT flights — perhaps a card for each of the two different astronaut crews (Haise-Fullerton and Engle-Truly) covering their glide-test flights might be a way to go...

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posted 02-28-2019 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, here is the next batch. I decided to go with an image of Armstrong on the moon for the Apollo 11 card over a more famous shot. I just felt like the card should feature Armstrong.

#48 Apollo 9

#49 Apollo 10

#50 Apollo 11

#51 Soyuz 6

#52 Soyuz 7

#53 Soyuz 8

perineau
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posted 02-28-2019 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice touch to closeup Armstrong - there were so few pics of him on the moon!

RichieB16
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posted 03-07-2019 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the next few.

#54 Apollo 12

#55 Apollo 13

#56 Soyuz 9

#57 Apollo 14

perineau
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posted 03-08-2019 01:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice job, as always!

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posted 03-08-2019 03:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great stuff Richie.

Minor point regarding Apollo 14 text... "would have aborted" not "abort".

Keep it up, thoroughly enjoying it.

RichieB16
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posted 03-08-2019 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks.

I see the minor typo now. I will fix it on my master copy. I'm making an effort to proof read them carefully, but I still seem to miss some here and there. Haha.

RichieB16
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posted 03-27-2019 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, here is the next batch.

#58 Salyut 1

#59 Soyuz 10

#60 Soyuz 11

#61 Apollo 15

#62 Apollo 16

#63 SMEAT

I hope you guys like them!

perineau
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posted 03-28-2019 02:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I do - great job!

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posted 03-28-2019 08:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM1   Click Here to Email LM1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job.

PeterO
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posted 03-28-2019 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great cards! I noticed a typo in the Soyuz 11 card though. In the last paragraph, you have “value” instead of “valve”.

RichieB16
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posted 03-29-2019 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. I'll fix it on my master.

RichieB16
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posted 04-02-2019 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, here are the next group.

#64 DOS-2

#65 Apollo 17

#66 Salyut 2

#67 Kosmos 557

#68 Skylab 1

perineau
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posted 04-03-2019 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, interesting stuff about the Soviet space stations!

RichieB16
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posted 04-07-2019 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the next group. I hope you like them.

#69 Skylab 2

#70 Skylab 3

#71 Soyuz 12

#72 Skylab 4

#73 Soyuz 13

perineau
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posted 04-08-2019 01:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great work as always; are you going to include the standby Skylab rescue mission?

RichieB16
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posted 04-08-2019 08:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks.

I decided to skip Skylab Rescue. Although its a cool story, I wanted to focus on missions that flew and developmental tests (such as SMEAT) that pushed the programs forward. Maybe I will regret skipping it down the road, but I decided to leave it out.

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posted 04-08-2019 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for oly   Click Here to Email oly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice work. I noticed a typo on the #63 SMEAT card, second last line that you may wish to correct at some point.

Well done.

perineau
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posted 04-09-2019 04:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
RE: Skylab rescue - fair enough!

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posted 04-10-2019 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by oly:
I noticed a typo on the #63 SMEAT card...
Oh... looks like I left out a word. I will fix it on my master copy. I try and catch the typos but some seem to slip through. Nice catch.

Here is the next batch, hope you like them. This gets the set through 1974.

#74 Salyut 3

#75 Soyuz 14

#76 Soyuz 15

#77 Soyuz 16

#78 Salyut 4

Thanks for looking!!!

perineau
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posted 04-11-2019 12:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting details on Salyut space stations!

RichieB16
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posted 04-14-2019 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, here are a few more. This batch gets us through 1975. How you enjoy them.

#79 Soyuz 17

#80 Soyuz 18A

#81 Soyuz 18

#82 Soyuz 19

#83 ASTP

perineau
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posted 04-14-2019 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great work spanning 1961-1975, the "golden era" of space exploration!

Although I'm kinda disappointed you left out Skylab rescue — the first standby rescue mission in history!

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posted 04-14-2019 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, the main reason I started doing custom cards (beginning with sports cards and now this project) is because I wanted to do something to express my interest in the subject and fill a void I felt was missing. Plus, it sorta became fun.

I started sharing them with people online a few years back (and more recently this project here) and the response I've gotten from those who cared to comment has been overwhelmingly positive. The feedback I have received has meant a lot to me and as a result I try and produce designs that a more than just for me. I try and produce something that others can enjoy.

To that end, I will admit that I miscalculated with omitting a Skylab Rescue card. Clearly it is something that is wanted.

The truth is, these don't take me that long to create. They did at first but now I have a system in place and can churn them out pretty fast. So, adding a Skylab Rescue is not a huge deal.

The problem is, I am trying to do this in absolute chronological order... and I've passed Skylab Rescue's slot. Because it was a contingency through out Skylab... but mostly for Skylab 3 and Skylab 4 I felt it best fit immediately after Skylab 4.

To that end, I have numbered the card #73. I am going to go back and renumber all the cards after the Rescue for my master but I'm not going to go through the process of updating them here because all that is changing is the number on the back.

The next card in order I will release will be the Salyut 5 space station card which I will number #85. That will put everything back on track.

So, without further ado... #73 Skylab Rescue

perineau
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posted 04-15-2019 02:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great addition to a fine collection! I would love to do something like that, but I don't have your talent - fortunately, you do!

A couple of random suggestions: for the ALT shuttle flights, maybe do a card for each of the two crews with their flights listed. And although it was unmanned, the Russian Buran shuttle flight in 1988 is noteworthy because it was the first fully-automated spaceflight of a shuttle vehicle; something that the USA would not duplicate until 2010 with the first X-37B mission.

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posted 04-15-2019 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by RichieB16:
That will put everything back on track.
Since the Skylab Rescue scenario involved the same Saturn stack which was later used as a potential backup for Soyuz-Apollo mission you may as well just number this card 84 and carry on. No real need to backtrack. You're doing a great job!

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posted 04-15-2019 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by perineau:
Great addition to a fine collection! A couple of random suggestions...
I'm glad you like it. I have not quite decided how I'm going to do ALT but doing a card for each crew is certainly an option. I might do 3 cards total. One for the uncrewed taxi/inert tests and one card for each crew covering both their captive and free flights. But I have a little time to figure it out.

Buran is going to be part of the set for sure... as are the four TKS missions and their descendant FGB derived space station modules.

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Originally posted by Cozmosis22:
No real need to backtrack. You're doing a great job!
It's OK... I went ahead and fixed it in my master set. I"m not going to bother posting the changes here, because it won't make much of a visual difference but the next card will be #85.

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posted 04-16-2019 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, here are the cards for 1976:

#85 Salyut 5

#86 Soyuz 21

#87 Soyuz 22

#88 Soyuz 23

perineau
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posted 04-17-2019 05:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice work - a "red" banner year for the Soviets!

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posted 04-22-2019 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAngel   Click Here to Email SpaceAngel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will any space shuttle missions will be added in the near future?

RichieB16
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posted 04-22-2019 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm doing them in chronological order... so I will get to them when its time. I'm actually working on the Soyuz 28 card today (ALT is done, so there is some shuttle there). STS-1 will be immediately after Soyuz 39. My guess is I am a couple weeks away from that.

STS-1 however was one of my original prototype designs and I posted those when I first started near the beginning of this thread. The final design for STS-1 will be the same front with a slightly altered back.

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posted 04-22-2019 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, here are the next group. Just finished Soyuz 28 a few minutes ago.

#89 Soyuz 24

#90 ALT Inert Tests

#91 ALT Crew #1

#92 ALT Crew #2

#93 Salyut 6

#94 Soyuz 25

#95 Soyuz 26

#96 Soyuz 27

#97 Soyuz 28

I hope you enjoy them!

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posted 04-22-2019 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent, as always!

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posted 04-22-2019 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thisismills   Click Here to Email thisismills     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any thought of using landscape orientation for a few of the cards throughout the set? There were always a few of these interspersed in the major sports card issues back in the day for hard to frame scenes. It came to mind when I saw the Enterprise/ALT cards, as the Shuttle free flying/landing and 747 might benefit from the wider layout.

Keep up the really good work!

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posted 04-22-2019 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had considered that as it has been hard sometimes to find the right fit with photos. I just don't have a template built for it and I don't know if it would look uniform with the Earth orbit background. I'm honestly spending more time on the backs learning a little about each flight and trying to give a very short and concise summary.

I could always play around with the design and see.

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Very good job with the trading cards project. Keep up the great work. Hopefully, you will be able to continue until the present day with ISS, Commercial Crew Program and the SLS/Orion and our return to the Moon?

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In your recent Soyuz 26, 27, 28 set it looks like Georgi Grechko is quite the popular guy and appears to be on all three cards. Is there a particular reason why you are not identifying the cosmonauts in the photos?

Met Grechko at the Soviet Space traveling exhibit located at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History at the time. Visited on October 4, 1991 and there was a US Postal station set up there. The exhibit was there in Texas from June until January 1992.

He was quite personable, friendly and smiling all the time. Always wondered what he was thinking as on the other side of the planet his homeland was coming apart at the seams. He didn't appear to speak English but was happy to sign anything handed to him. Recall this was just about two months before the total dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in December of 1991.


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