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Rosetta Philae Comet Lander Paper Model

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I feel excited when I read that scientists from European and US managed to land a lander on the surface of a comet that was currently wandering the space in 135,000 km/h speed. The comet is named  67P. It took 10 years (2004-2014) to intercept this comet before the mothership Rosetta finally managed to release the Philae lander to the comet's surface. Mothership Rosetta continues to orbit the comet until now. Before it's entering hibernation mode,  its sensor could detect the presence of organism molecules and took some pictures. Currently Philae is not in operation. They said we have to be patient until August 2015 when the surface which comet lander sits is facing the sun, so that its solar panels can provide the power back and continue to explore the comet surface. The paper model is consist of 4 pages of patterns. You will need 2 types of paper to build this, a plain one about 100-160 gsm and 3 mm thick cardboard. The scale of this Philae lander model is about 1:10.

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Saturn V Rocket and Launch Pad Paper Model

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On July 20th 1969, this massive machine blasted out to the blue sky and entering mankind to a whole new level. This rocket Saturn V SA-506 was used to propelled 3 brave men to the space and finally stepped their feet on moon's soil accomplished their Apollo mission, the 11th mission. They are Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. Saturn V was continue to be use to bring many astronauts to the moon until 5th times on Apollo 17 mission in 1972. Saturn V services ended in 1973 after accomplished Skylab program. The reason I made this model is because it's quite simple model. The complete model will be around 40 cm in height, the scale is 1:300. The template contains 9 pages of patterns.

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NASA Astronaut Van Paper Model

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Requested by Francisco Javier Montes at Paper Replika Friends Facebook group, I made this NASA astronaut van (Astrovan) to fill a new space category model. The template is quite simple, contains only 2 sheet of paper. When it assembled you will have a nice 1:48 vehicle scale model. NASA used a classic Clark Cortez Couch as the crew transport. I don't know much about the real vehicle background, but from what I read in a photo caption from NASA website, it was used for transporting Apollo XIII astronauts to their rocket (April 1970). I also know from the movie Apollo 13, their mission was a failure, luckily they managed to get back to the earth from the moon orbit. Tom Hanks starred that movie. A good movie, I always love space and astronaut stuff.

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Kepler Space Telescope - NASA Spacecraft Paper Model

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This is a NASA spacecraft paper model, a space telescope, launched in 2009 with the solely mission is to help scientist to find habitable planets that are outside our solar system. Earth like planets that have been discovered so far are 77 planets. The templates consist of 4 pages of patterns, I use 1/48 scale on this model. That is a rough scale, it’s not very accurate. And I just realized on Kepler official website there are 3d models of it :p. This model is made from 3d model that I made my self by using photos and pictures as references. You can display this model in two way by using display stand, first just like floating in space with high beam of suspender or on the ground. I made this model because Mars Curiosity model that I made have good feedback. This model also can be use as an educational tool.

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Mars Rover Curiosity Paper Model

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This model is another addition for space related paper model. This is the latest Mars exploration rover, it is named Curiosity. Curiosity carried out Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission on Mars surface. MSL was launched using Atlas V541 on 26 November 2011, it expected to land on Mars between 6 to 20 August 2012. Curiosity will search further for scientific rock and soil and micro organism sample if exist in mars. This paper model is not very accurate, I can't find a detail blueprint for this rover, so I have to figure out on how it looks in 3d by looking at NASA video and photos as references. I made a roughly 1:20 scale on this model, the real one is 3 meters in length. The template only contains 3 pages, I recommend to use 120-160 gsm paper. With this release I also made a new category which is space.

mars rover curiosity

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