|The Space Shuttle Discovery at the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum|
Earlier this fall I had the opportunity to visit the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia. Although I had visited this wing of the National Air and Space Museum several years ago my primary reason for this visit was to view the space shuttle Discovery- now on permanent display. Below are photos of the Discovery.
|Detail of the OMS pods|
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The new wave in modeling is 3D printing. I have been following this for more than a year and finally purchased my first 3D printed model; a 1/48 scale Gemini EVA astronaut to go with my same-scaled Revell Gemini. Shapeways 1/48 Gemini Astronaut EVA
The Gemini astronaut is designed by Max Grueter and he has a shop under the Shapeways website. With no prior 3D experience I was quite pleased with my 1/48 astronaut. It was printed in a highly detailed clear resin(?).
|The Shapeways 3D printed 1/48 scale Gemini EVA astronaut with jet gun and camera.|
|The Shapeways Gemini astronaut with the Revell 1/48 scale Gemini-wow!!!|