AXM International Space Station

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by Hans Christian, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Hans Christian

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    The International Space Station Thread

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    fresh from sir Alfonso's site!!! :-D (I just had to post them here!)

    My eyes nearly popped out after seeing these!!! They look WAAAYY better (and more realistic) than I thought!!!

    These are just draft models, as indicated at his site, so the final versions may look better than these...

    stay TUNED :-D
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    Awesome...as usual with Mister Alfonso!!!
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    Thats awesome!! keep up the hard work! can't wait to see the rest of it!!!:D
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    Oh, good! I was hoping to see this soon. I need an ISS model and I have neither the dexterity nor the time for the Fortezza model. (Stupid stubby fingers. Maybe someday...) :)
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    What I've been waiting to see after 5 years...

    for us ISS fans, here's one good treat from NASA... :-D

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    whatever sir Alfonso's making now, its going to be B-I-G :-D

    now imagine the station after STS-119... sigh... :-D
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    Guys, the first official piece of the ISS is finally online, as sir Alfonso released Node 2 for FREE :-D

    Come and get it!!! bounce7
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    thats awesome!!! um for free? does this mean that the rest of the station won't be free?
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    The ISS would ba available for purchase as it was originally planned
  9. Hans Christian

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    People!!! Its finally here!!! Sir Alfonso's ISS modules are starting to arrive!!!

    and the second one to arriveis the newest addition to the station, the good old (or new :-D) Columbus Orbital Facility!!!
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    It's time for me to get started then. :)
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    I can now commence on writing that FSM article bounce7
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    Maybe not the place for it but does anyone know if the ISS has the ability to use its "Arm" to transfer an outside experiment package from say the Columbus to the Airlock for retrieval by personel inside?

    Or does someone have to take a walk out there?
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    I agree, I don't think the SSRMS alone can do that, either somebody dons a suit and go outside, or use Dextre, or a combination of both :)

    Hmmm... that reminds me, is Robonaut going up there? From what I understand about it, it is intended for ISS operations in tandem with astronauts, or can be used alone for emergency EVAs...
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    Hi there welcome!!! bounce7

    That site has been posted for many times, and is well known to all card modelers alike :-D

    the models there are well known for their detail, and the designer, Dr. Fortezza is a member here :-D

    Well, he hasn't followed up his last module release for sometime now... he must be very busy...

    Hey, have you tried building it? post some pictures!!! bounce7
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    I believe that he is actually involved in building the real thing so....We cut hime some slack about the paper kit.

    Its my faourite one out there, so many little pieces thats easy to assemble when it comes in parts like the real thing...

    John John
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    Axm61, What I should have said was that the arm could not do it alone. When DEXTRE flys, hopefully within the next couple of weeks, the SSRMS will be able to do 'better' things. I can't wait to see DEXTRE in use, it looks like an excellent piece of equipment.
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    oops... :eek: my bad... :cry: many apologies for jumping to conclusions...

    thanks very much for the info sir John...

    But still, welcome to the group sir!!! :welcome:

    BTW, I'm now finishing the P-6 Truss, and will be starting Destiny and Quest ASAP :-D

    And another great news!!!

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    Node 1, and the first 2 PMAs are online (looks GREEAAT)!!! bounce7