Falcon 9 Dragon

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  1. Jun 15, 2009 #1

    Atlantis

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    Based on the actual rocket being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX company, this particular rocket is in scale with the Ares I and V etc that I've built, and is quite small in comparison. It's scratch built from the ground up from cardstock. It will fly on Estes mini engines and recover via a streamer. It's about 65% complete as of tonight.
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  2. Jun 15, 2009 #2

    Pem Tech

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    Very Cool....
    But I have to ask, what is that neato' silver rocket in the background?
     
  3. Jun 15, 2009 #3

    luke strawwalker

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    Yes, I'd like to know as well... I've seen it in the background on both this and the Ares V thread and INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!!! :)

    It look really cool... sorta like the "Messiah" spacecraft from "Deep Impact"... (course that has to be the STUPIDEST name for a spacecraft in movie history, AFAIC)

    So what's the story?? :)

    Great build on the Ares V and F-9, BTW...

    Later! OL JR :)
     
  4. Jun 15, 2009 #4

    Atlantis

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  5. Jun 16, 2009 #5

    Atlantis

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    Finished:
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    Falcon Launch! (as opposed to punch)
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    I'll finish the flight equipment on this rocket and the Ares V sometime this week.
     

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