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Coriolis Effect In A Rotating Space Habitat

In a previous post describing the Coriolis effect, I mentioned its relevance to space travel—if a rotating habitat is being used to generate simulated gravity, Coriolis deflection can interfere with the performance of simple tasks and, at the extreme, generate motion sickness. As an example of the sort of effect you could expect to encounter, … Continue reading Coriolis Effect In A Rotating Space Habitat

RealSpace Models 1/96 Apollo Block II Command/Service Module: Part 2

Go to Part 1 of this build log Having finished with the Service Module detailing, I had a little bit to do on the Command Module before I could start applying foil. I sanded down the original undetailed cabin hatch on the resin model, and added the photoetched detail from New Ware’s Saturn V Detail … Continue reading RealSpace Models 1/96 Apollo Block II Command/Service Module: Part 2

RealSpace Models 1/96 Apollo Block II Command/Service Module: Part 1

So this is the first part of my slow assembly of the Revell 1/96 Apollo Saturn V. One of several shortcomings in that kit is that the Apollo Command/Service Module provided is a Block I version. That kind of CSM only ever sat on top of a Saturn V for the unmanned Apollo 4 and … Continue reading RealSpace Models 1/96 Apollo Block II Command/Service Module: Part 1