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Airfix 1/72 Sikorsky SH-3D Sea King: Part 1

This one is pure nostalgia. There are much better Sea King kits around, but this is the one I built as an Apollo-obsessed child. It’s about 40 years old—a chance find on eBay. The instruction sheet really did get that yellow, inside a sealed box. A sticker on the lid gives its original price as … Continue reading Airfix 1/72 Sikorsky SH-3D Sea King: Part 1

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Martin Caidin: Marooned

Not a series of novels, but two rather different novels, by the same author and with the same title, written five years apart. Martin Caidin (first) wrote Marooned in 1964. The novel concerned the fate of an astronaut trapped in orbit by the failure of the retro-pack on his Mercury spacecraft. I encountered it in … Continue reading Martin Caidin: Marooned

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