Quick Guide To Apollo Model Kits

As we observe the 50th anniversaries of the Apollo program, interest has grown for building scale models of the spacecraft.  With the exception of the Dragon Models kits of several years ago, all of the injection molded kits you can find are also approaching or already past their 50th anniversary.  Small scale producers have appeared […]

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Apollo Rising

October 11, 1968.  Twenty months after the Apollo 1 tragedy, NASA successfully launched the first Apollo crew on Apollo 7: CDR Wally Schirra, CMP Donn Eisele, and LMP Walt Cunningham.  The critical analysis and hard work by the entire Apollo team to save the program was paying off. Originally the prime crew for the planned […]

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Astronaut Training Experience

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the Astronaut Training Experience at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.  This is a separate activity from regular admission that lasts 4-5 hours and separately ticketed. Using the old main entrance for KSCVC was a bit nostalgic for me.  After checking in, we were given ATX t-shirts to […]

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