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« on: March 07, 2010 03:29:33 PM »

As you may have already guessed, my contribution to the little tiny challenge is a minature space shuttle.

Here is the view of it in orbit just before beginning its pitch manoeuvre to allow checks on the heat tiles to be made:



You might be able to see on the left wing the American flag and the name of the shuttle (Atlantis) and on the right wing the NASA logo.

And here is the view halfway through the manoeuvre of the underside of the shuttle:



Okay, enough with the jargon. Now for the major pic spamming. Apologies if your computer freezes up or explodes or anything equally dramatic.



If you can't read what it says, and frankly you deserve a medal or a cookie if you can, the black fuzzy writing on the side says United States



On this side, it says Atlantis



View of the engines and tail

And finally:





the proof of its size: 2 inch height, 2 inch wingspan.

Sadly these beautiful machines and the era of spaceflight that went with them will finish this September.
                                     
Space shuttle program: 1981-2010
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010 06:17:59 PM »

Cute! ...How did you make it? It looks like felt (?)
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010 03:59:43 AM »

Holy crap that's impressive
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010 10:57:54 AM »

I love it, but I don't think it would fair well on reentry  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010 12:40:38 PM »

Cute! ...How did you make it? It looks like felt (?)

Tis indeed a felt shuttle, the upper side of the wings and body ,the whole of the nosecone and the engines are white felt with the underside of the nosecone sort of dyed black with the aid of a permanent marker, the rest of the underside is black felt. The windows are also done with the trusty marker. Hope that helps!

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Holy crap, thank you for your comment!!

I love it, but I don't think it would fair well on reentry  Wink

kjlutz, forget reentry, I don't think it would survive launch. Unless it was inside the pocket of an astronaut who was safely tucked inside the real space shuttle...
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