Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Drones from Silent Running

These are the drones that were in the movie Silent Running.
Their nick names were Drone 1 (Dewey) Drone 2 (Huey) and Drone 3 (Louie) 
The main human character in the movie was Freeman Lowell who was played by Bruce Dern.
The movie was directed by Douglas Trumbull and came out in 1972.
The ship the movie takes place on was called the Valley Forge. It was near the planet Saturn.
In the movie the drones were taught to play poker. 
There were four human crewmen on the Valley Forge.
A couple of side notes for the movie, Joan Baez sang the theme song and Joseph Campanella was the voice of the Berkshire' Captain, he was  uncredited. 











Wednesday, September 5, 2012

JP Aerospace Blog posted my video I made of my Gemini model taken to the edge of space.




Click picture for link to their blog

Monday, September 3, 2012

Mars Rovers


In the middle of August I had built the mars rover Curiosity, This weekend I built it's cousins Sojourner and Opportunity.




1/24 scale Mars rovers, Curiosity,  Sojourner and Opportunity

1/24 scale Mars rovers, Curiosity,  Sojourner and Opportunity

1/24 scale Mars rovers, Curiosity,  Sojourner and Opportunity with soda can to show scale.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Photo of Neil Armstrong, posing in a space suit with the helmet off.

 Neil Armstrong
(August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012)


First human to walk on the moon. . . .R.I.P.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Here are pictures of my model of the 1/24 scale Gemini spacecraft on display at the local museum.
  (note this is not the model that went to the edge of space)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Today (Friday May 18th) I dropped off a model of a Gemini spacecraft that I was asked to build for a exhibit at the local museum. The exhibit will start next Friday the 25th of May. It is going to be about the "60's" I will post pictures of the exhibit when it is on display.


Monday, April 30, 2012

Photos of Gemini model taken to the edge of space

Gemini model being mounted on platform
The platform with other objects mounted
Liftoff!!
Gemini model at the edge of space (note the moon in background of picture)
Gemini model at the edge of space (note the moon in background of picture)

Gemini model at the edge of space (note the moon in background of picture)
Gemini model at the edge of space
Gemini model at the edge of space
Gemini model at the edge of space
Gemini model at the edge of space
The balloon bursts
Area in Nevada where platform landed