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Henk Stroo

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From: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 09-25-2007 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Henk Stroo   Click Here to Email Henk Stroo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello Space friends,

I started with my spaceflight hobby at the time the first Sputnik was launched in October 1957. Half a century ago! Although the word space is burned in my eyes, it never took over my life.

I have met most of the world's astronauts and cosmonauts. The past 10 years I used my collection for non-profit youth exhibitions and lectures at schools.

I celebrate my 50 years of collecting with an exhibition at the Amsterdam Science Museum NEMO. On display I have 45 showcases and 65 displays that will tell the story of space history.

Included are the story of Jules Verne "Flight to the Moon" in models, historical showcase with models of Goddard, von Opel and von Braun. The line from V2 until the first Sputnik in Russia and Explorer in the US all in models. Also included are models of von Braun and Disney in the early 50s.

There are also showcases with: space food, working in space, heat shields, asteroids, Chinese rockets, etc.. The last showcase will show models of Ares I and V, Orion and the future Moon-Mars lander of the Constellation program.

The exhibition is open to the public from Oct. 4 and will close around Nov. 1. If you are in the neighbourhood of Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Welcome!

If there is anyone who want to have a scan of a special showcase, please send your email address to:

Note: I always had one question in my mint: How many real spaceflight collectors are their in the world or US or any country?

Space greetings,


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From: Centreville, VA, USA
Registered: Feb 2007

posted 09-25-2007 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All the way from Jules Verne to Orion- that is quite an amazing collection and exhibit. Congratulations!



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From: Walsall, West Midlands, UK
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 09-28-2007 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Henk,
that sounds like some collection and its great that you share it and inspire.I wouldn't like to put a figure on the number of full blown space collectors...probably not as many as we think.It's such a diverse collectable subject with a diverse collector base.You only need to look at the many topics covered on this site to get some idea of the range. There are probably many more out there diligently collecting away oblivious to the fact that we exist.
Once again best wishes for the exhibition,

Edited by spaceman on September 28, 2007 at 05:50 PM.

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