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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Aries 1B





Here are some images of Lunar Models scale unknown (softball size) Aries 1B Shuttle from 2001 a space odyssey. I'm not big on this model. One day I intend to find a better kit.
From Wikipedia "
The Aries Ib is a fictional spacecraft seen in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. It is a ball-shaped lunar lander built for providing regular passenger commuting between Earth's orbit and the Moon, just as the Orion III spaceplane (both operated by Pan Am) provided for travel between the Earth and Space Station V. It is nuclear powered, the high performance of its engines allowing it to make a fast transfer to the moon (at about one day, compared to three days which were necessary for Apollo). It also carries a retractable landing gear.

5 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

It reminds me of R2D2...Not upon closer examination though...
I'd forgotten all about this vehicle...Time to see the movie again!

Warren Zoell said...

Best movie ever made.

Diego said...

I remember the ship. You have an extraordinary space collection. I have not met any of them. I would also have the Skylab, Mir, Soyuz
I purchased the International Space Station (ISS), but not where it is or where to put it ... always the same problem space

Greetings
Diego

Warren Zoell said...

Gracias Diago - Me gustaría tener la ISS. Lo vi una vez en una tienda de hobby, pero cuando volví se había ido y yo no lo he visto desde entonces. Tal vez colgar en el techo?

Diego said...

Hanging from the ceiling because I do not like dusty, plus my wife would not accept. The only thing I can think of is to make it and, after the photo shoot, Demont and save .... we'll see at the moment do not even know when I do.

Greetings
Diego