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Old 29-10-2010, 03:31 AM   #1
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On July 27, 1960, Space Station 7 became operational. Five years alter a spacedock was added to support shuttles and moonships. In the previous years a full docking was not possible, and crews were ferried over in space taxis. The station today has not only a stationary docking area, but an observatory, large gyroscopes, full environmental controls, and a powerful reactor that supplies the station with all the power it needs. Space Station 7 is one of a fleet of stations maintained by National Council of Aeronautics and supports the ongoing conquest of space...

Well, history did not turn out that way, but we can still imagine a world where the push into space got a good and early start. This is my variation on the Lindberg kit, using a lot of parts from the Von Braun Rocket kit and a handful of other parts. A tiny moonship was also constructed to complete the scene. The wheel portion rotates while the dock remains stationary.

Here's a link to the photos, along with a few shots of some of my models:

http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h207/tsmith1999/
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Old 29-10-2010, 08:28 AM   #2
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Default Soft spot for Space Stations....

I like it....

The Werner Von Braun style of design is one of my favourites....

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Old 29-10-2010, 03:23 PM   #3
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Thanks! The wheel station is a good design. I wish someone would build a real wheel station, as it would be a great way to mitigate the effects of zero-g on the human body. We will need to be experts in making centripical force work for us for long duration missions.
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