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Old 25-08-2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default Mat Irvine's models on display, 2001, etc

I have just found out today there is a selection of Mat Irvine`s models on Display,an original 2001 (film) space helmet,and NASA moon rocks on display in Dundee,Scotland

This display will be on till the end of September this year.

it is called `One Small Step`,and is being held at Dundee`s Sensation Science Centre

http://www.sensation.org.uk/Visitors/Whats-On_257.html

I may add that they were very interested in seeing Keith (Saturnapollo) 5` Discovery,which would complment the finish of the exhibition,in its last few weeks

The security of the building is overseen by the US,FBI so everything is quite safe

i will have access to the event in the week or so,so will keep everyone updated as to what is on show when i can.

i have found another link that may be usefull

http://www.onesmallstepexhibition.com/

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Old 25-08-2010, 08:29 PM   #2
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Why not poke Areteecee with a sharp stick and we can have an ETF (North) meet in Dundee.
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Old 25-08-2010, 08:43 PM   #3
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There is only another 4 weeks before the exibition ends.
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Old 25-08-2010, 09:26 PM   #4
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There is only another 4 weeks before the exibition ends.
The traffic around Dundee is not THAT bad. I'm sure I could make it in a day?
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Old 25-08-2010, 09:38 PM   #5
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I am up for it,let me know if you can get anyone else
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Old 25-08-2010, 11:14 PM   #6
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Thanks, Donald. That would be quite an honour having Discovery exhibited. Looks a very professional exhibition as well.

I've PM'd you re details.

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Old 26-08-2010, 11:05 AM   #7
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I've not been to this yet.
How bad is that?
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Old 26-08-2010, 06:56 PM   #8
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look great - at last a decent exhibition in Scotland
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Old 27-08-2010, 07:34 PM   #9
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ouch that stick is sharp lol,yeah ill come along ,just give me a shout pete
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Old 27-08-2010, 11:50 PM   #10
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Sorry to say that I am working every Saturday in September,

BUT

If We can make it a Sunday? , , , , , perhaps the 19th or 26th? please count me in too
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Old 28-08-2010, 08:33 AM   #11
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Its too far for me to do as a there and back in a day I'd have to stay in a hotel on Saturday night. Might be easier by train and the Scottish constabularies just love giving me points.

Local knowledge appreciated.

Also I really want to see a certain Mark 9 Hawk
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Old 28-08-2010, 11:14 AM   #12
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And everybody will be taking photos for the forum, cause us lesser mortals can't see that far north. Pleaaaaasssseeeee....!

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Old 28-08-2010, 06:42 PM   #13
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And everybody will be taking photos for the forum, cause us lesser mortals can't see that far north. Pleaaaaasssseeeee....!

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I have that covered
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:37 PM   #14
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After Donald contacted me I took up Discovery today to the science centre at their request. To cut a long story short they had found a display cabinet which was just too small to fit Discovery (I think they confused imperial and metric measurements). Despite some brain storming none of us could come up whith a workable solution so Discovery came back home. Thanks to Donald for suggesting the model to the science centre in the first place.

However all was not lost as I spent a while going round photographing all the exhibits with their blessing. Also was able to get some photos of the Discovery opposite the centre which the space shuttle was named after.

Here are a selection (a lot) of photos.

Keith
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:40 PM   #15
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Photos Part 2
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:49 PM   #16
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Photos part 3

I've included the photo of the Lunar Module ladder for completeness sake, but it is not very accurate. The LM ladder had 9 rungs - not 12 and it looked overscale to me.

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Old 02-09-2010, 07:39 PM   #17
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Default Nice work guys....

Thanks so much for the photos, just look at all those nice models, 90% of what is there is also on my build list. I HAVE to build White Knight & Spaceship One they are such amazing designs.

If you want to know more about this look here for news about the special British involvement.

http://www.scaled.com/

Wow

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Old 02-09-2010, 07:49 PM   #18
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Come on guys firm up a date and a place to meet up.

Last time I was in Dundee I could still wear size 32 inch jeans.

This is serious chance for those of us in the North to show we mean business.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:12 PM   #19
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I couldn't see anything relating to the 2001 suit (never occurred to me it could be from 2010). It is actually more orange than red in real life. I have to assume is is the original and the buttons on the top of the chestpack are just wooden blocks. I can't imagine a copy being so lax. No helmet so I think there has been some confusion there.

The Apollo overalls were just described as a typical Apollo inflight coverall. No mention of it being flown unless I missed that. The head of the museum I spoke to told me they didn't realise the importance and value of the exhibits and was surprised when I told them how much Discovery cost. I understand the whole lot came from Liverpool on a tour round the country. I was curious why the 40th aniversary was being celebrated at 41 years but it was to do with the 10th aniversary of the science centre (presumably the parent exhibition was used last year and only now being allowed out of Liverpool).

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Old 02-09-2010, 09:38 PM   #20
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Great Photos Keith,as i was looking at `recent` images,i have seen the helmet (not sure if its in Dundee) on a `one small step` website.
it might have been the Liverpool version

if i remember ill post a link
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