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More of SPACE ! Brickfete 2012

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More of SPACE ! Brickfete 2012
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Pictures from Brickfete 2012 – Toronto, Ontario.

PT5 Albescent Cormorant
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My entry for the Rebuild-a-MOC contest. More photos at lego.bldesign.org/?m=cormorant

Neo Blacktron Arrested Development
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Improved AI technology and automation allowed the Blacktron fleet to use smaller, more efficient ships with greater firepower even than the relatively ancient flagship, the Blacktron II. A crew of less than a dozen, including two fighter pilots in stolen PCS technology (SLAMs), flying in the new Blacktron frigate, could strike fear into the hearts of far larger ships and small merchant fleets. Active shields plus armour plating renders it nearly impenetrable to all but the toughest weapons.

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150 studs long (Approx 50m IRL)
5th SHIP built.

Lego Space – Set 6822 Space Digger
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Set 6822, Space Digger, was a simple set introduced in 1981, consisting of just 33 pieces. The claw piece in the rear allows for simple digging duties around a lunar base. Unlike most other diggers in Classic Space which were ground vehicles, this is a flying vehicle.

The set includes a red astronaut minifigure, typical for early 1980s Space sets. Aside from the cracked chin strap on the helmet, this minifigure looks excellent.

This particular example arrived from Toronto, Canada, without instructions, and I had to verify against online instructions at Peeron.com to verify proper build and completeness.

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Landing gear
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I spent ages trying to figure out how to attach the front one. I’m still not happy with it the way it is – it’s a bit of a bodge job.

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Small starfighter built for the sci-lug contest.

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Space Shuttle Columbia (scale model) at the Smithsonian

Space Shuttle Columbia (scale model) at the Smithsonian
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This scale model is part of the spaceflight area, and placed right under the left wing of Discovery.

Columbia was the first spaceworthy Space Shuttle, first being launched in 1981. On its 28th flight in 2003, it was damaged during launch and was destroyed during re-entry.

This scale model portrays Columbia as she would have looked in her early years – the name "Columbia" on the cargo bay door, the American flag on the left wing and "USA" on the right wing, and the NASA worm logo. The black leading wing roots were a unique feature of Columbia.

Endeavour Work at LAX (201209240004HQ)
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The space shuttle Endeavour is seen in a hangar at Los Angeles International Airport, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Endeavour, built as a replacement for space shuttle Challenger, completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and orbited Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 miles. Beginning Oct. 30, the shuttle will be on display in the California Science center’s Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, embarking on its new mission to commemorate past achievements in space and educate and inspire future generations of explorers. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Space Shuttle Enterprise makes its way up the Hudson River to the USS Intrepid June 6, 2012
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Space Shuttle Enterprise moves up the through the New York and New Jersey Harbor and up the Hudson River with a NYPD escort June 6, 2012 on its way to the USS Intrepid Air and Space Museum where it will be permanently displayed. (photo by Dan Desmet, New York District public affairs)

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Scoop Marks in the Sand at ‘Rocknest’

Scoop Marks in the Sand at ‘Rocknest’
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Image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
This is a view of the third (left) and fourth (right) trenches made by the 1.6-inch-wide (4-centimeter-wide) scoop on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity in October 2012. The image was acquired by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on Sol 84 (Oct. 31, 2012) and shows some of the details regarding the properties of the "Rocknest" wind drift sand. The upper surface of the drift is covered by coarse sand grains approximately 0.02 to 0.06 inches (0.5 to 1.5 millimeters) in size. These coarse grains are mantled with fine dust, giving the drift surface a light brownish red color. The coarse sand is somewhat cemented to form a thin crust about 0.2 inches (0.5 centimeters) thick. Evidence for the crusting is seen by the presence of angular clods in and around the troughs and in the sharp, jagged indentations and overhangs on one wall of each trench (the walls closest to the top of this figure).

Beneath the crust surface, as revealed in the scoop troughs and the piles of sediment on the right side of each, is finer sand, which is darker brown as compared with the dust on the surface. The left end of each trough wall shows alternating light and dark bands, indicating that the sand inside the drift is not completely uniform. This banding might result from different amounts of infiltrated dust, chemical alteration or deposition of sands of slightly different color.

JPL manages the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The rover was designed, developed and assembled at JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

For more about NASA’s Curiosity mission, visit: www.jpl.nasa.gov/msl, www.nasa.gov/mars, and mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl.

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Curiosity Has Landed!
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Image by ShellyS
That’s one small step for duckie…

Proposed Mars Science Laboratory Landing Site (NASA, Mars, 2009)
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Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Editor’s note: NASA’s Curiosity Rover is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars on the evening of Aug. 5/6, 2012. (Read more here: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html). In honor of this historic event, here are some breathtaking stills of the Red Planet.

Image caption: Image of proposed Mars Science Laboratory landing site at Eberswalde Crater, seen by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) using the HiRise instrument.

Image credit: NASA

More about Curiosity and the Mars Science Laboratory:
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

View the "Mars Landscapes" photoset:
www.flickr.com/photos/nasamarshall/sets/72157630860188338/

View the "Mars Landscapes" video:
www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=…

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Fading Rover Tracks on Mars (NASA, Mars, 2009)

Fading Rover Tracks on Mars (NASA, Mars, 2009)
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Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Editor’s note: NASA’s Curiosity Rover is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars on the evening of Aug. 5/6, 2012. (Read more here: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html). In honor of this historic event, here are some breathtaking stills of the Red Planet.

Image caption: Fading rover tracks on Mars, seen by the MRO Mars High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment in 2009 near Victoria Crater.

Image credit: NASA

More about Curiosity and the Mars Science Laboratory:
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

View the "Mars Landscapes" photoset:
www.flickr.com/photos/nasamarshall/sets/72157630860188338/

View the "Mars Landscapes" video:
www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=…

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Valleys Carved Into Elysium Mons (NASA, Mars, 2009)
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Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Editor’s note: NASA’s Curiosity Rover is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars on the evening of Aug. 5/6, 2012. (Read more here: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html). In honor of this historic event, here are some breathtaking stills of the Red Planet.

Image caption: Image of valleys carved into Elysium Mons on Mars, seen by the MRO Mars High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment.

Image credit: NASA

More about Curiosity and the Mars Science Laboratory:
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

View the "Mars Landscapes" photoset:
www.flickr.com/photos/nasamarshall/sets/72157630860188338/

View the "Mars Landscapes" video:
www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=…

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NASA Social (201212040011HQ)

NASA Social (201212040011HQ)
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NASA astronaut Joe Acaba answers questions at a behind-the-scenes NASA Social at NASA Headquarters on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in Washington. Acaba launched to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft May 15, 2012, spending 123 days aboard as a flight engineer of the Expedition 31 and 32 crews. He recently returned to Earth on Sept. 17 after four months in low earth orbit. Photo Credit: (NASA/Carla Cioffi)

NASA Social (201212040015HQ)
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NASA astronaut Joe Acaba answers questions at a behind-the-scenes NASA Social at NASA Headquarters on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in Washington. Acaba launched to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft May 15, 2012, spending 123 days aboard as a flight engineer of the Expedition 31 and 32 crews. He recently returned to Earth on Sept. 17 after four months in low earth orbit. Photo Credit: (NASA/Carla Cioffi)

NASA Social (201212040018HQ)
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NASA astronaut Joe Acaba answers questions at a behind-the-scenes NASA Social at NASA Headquarters on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in Washington. Acaba launched to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft May 15, 2012, spending 123 days aboard as a flight engineer of the Expedition 31 and 32 crews. He recently returned to Earth on Sept. 17 after four months in low earth orbit. Photo Credit: (NASA/Carla Cioffi)

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Dust Devil Lines in Dust Devil Lines in the Sand (NASA, Mars, 2009)Sand (NASA, Mars, 2009)

Dust Devil Lines in Dust Devil Lines in the Sand (NASA, Mars, 2009)Sand (NASA, Mars, 2009)
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Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Editor’s note: NASA’s Curiosity Rover is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars on the evening of Aug. 5/6, 2012. (Read more here: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html). In honor of this historic event, here are some breathtaking stills of the Red Planet.

Image caption: Dust devil lines in the sands of Mars, seen by the MRO Mars High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment at Active Dune Gully.

Image credit: NASA

More about Curiosity and the Mars Science Laboratory:
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

View the "Mars Landscapes" photoset:
www.flickr.com/photos/nasamarshall/sets/72157630860188338/

View the "Mars Landscapes" video:
www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=…

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Curiosity’s Right-Front Wheel
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Edited Curiosity image of her right-front wheel.

One of Six of Curiosity’s Wheels
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Panorama of Curiosity images showing one of its wheels.

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Hebes Chasma on Mars (NASA, Mars)

Hebes Chasma on Mars (NASA, Mars)
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Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Editor’s note: NASA’s Curiosity Rover is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars on the evening of Aug. 5/6, 2012. (Read more here: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html). In honor of this historic event, here are some breathtaking stills of the Red Planet.

Image caption: Hebes Chasma on Mars, northern side of Valles Marineris, seen by the Thermal Emission Imaging System.

Image credit: NASA

More about Curiosity and the Mars Science Laboratory:
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

View the "Mars Landscapes" photoset:
www.flickr.com/photos/nasamarshall/sets/72157630860188338/

View the "Mars Landscapes" video:
www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=…

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Curiosity’s Long Shadow (front)
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Image by sjrankin
Edited Curiosity image of long shadows cast by her wheels in the evening.

Landforms on Mars (NASA, Mars, 2009)
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Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Editor’s note: NASA’s Curiosity Rover is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars on the evening of Aug. 5/6, 2012. (Read more here: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html). In honor of this historic event, here are some breathtaking stills of the Red Planet.

Image caption: Landforms on the south polar residual cap on Mars, seen by the MRO Mars High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment.

Image credit: NASA

More about Curiosity and the Mars Science Laboratory:
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

View the "Mars Landscapes" photoset:
www.flickr.com/photos/nasamarshall/sets/72157630860188338/

View the "Mars Landscapes" video:
www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=…

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Mars, Exposed! (NASA, Mars, 2009)

Mars, Exposed! (NASA, Mars, 2009)
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Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Editor’s note: NASA’s Curiosity Rover is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars on the evening of Aug. 5/6, 2012. (Read more here: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html). In honor of this historic event, here are some breathtaking stills of the Red Planet.

Image caption: Image of exposed rock laters on Mars, seen by the MRO Mars High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment in the Argyre Region.

Image credit: NASA

More about Curiosity and the Mars Science Laboratory:
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

View the "Mars Landscapes" photoset:
www.flickr.com/photos/nasamarshall/sets/72157630860188338/

View the "Mars Landscapes" video:
www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=…

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Curiosity Landing Site in Gale Crater (NASA, Mars, 2001)
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Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Editor’s note: NASA’s Curiosity Rover is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars on the evening of Aug. 5/6, 2012. (Read more here: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html). In honor of this historic event, here are some breathtaking stills of the Red Planet.

Image caption: Curiosity landing site in Gale Crater. This is a southward-looking view of Gale Crater, seen by the Mars Odyssey MOLA Thermal Emission Imaging System.

Image credit: NASA

More about Curiosity and the Mars Science Laboratory:
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

View the "Mars Landscapes" photoset:
www.flickr.com/photos/nasamarshall/sets/72157630860188338/

View the "Mars Landscapes" video:
www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=…

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the guts of Curiosity splayed out for testing
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Image by raffik

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One of Curiosity’s Wheels

One of Curiosity’s Wheels
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Image by sjrankin
Panorama of Curiosity images showing one of the six wheels of Curiosity – they’re probably looking for bald spots…

One of Curiosity’s Wheels
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Panorama of Curiosity images showing one of the six wheels of Curiosity – they’re probably looking for bald spots…

‘Gagarin’ Rock (NASA, Mars, 2005)
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Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Editor’s note: NASA’s Curiosity Rover is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars on the evening of Aug. 5/6, 2012. (Read more here: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html). In honor of this historic event, here are some breathtaking stills of the Red Planet.

Image caption: “Gagarin” Rock, seen by the panoramic camera of the MRO Mars High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment.

Image credit: NASA

More about Curiosity and the Mars Science Laboratory:
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

View the "Mars Landscapes" photoset:
www.flickr.com/photos/nasamarshall/sets/72157630860188338/

View the "Mars Landscapes" video:
www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=…

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Space Shuttle Discovery, Washington DC April 17 2012

Space Shuttle Discovery, Washington DC April 17 2012
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Space Shuttle Discovery, Washington DC April 17 2012
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Image by Tommy’s Flickr site
here she comes…

Space Shuttle Atlantis (Pete Cross)
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Kennedy Space Center, Fla. — On the upper level deck, 7 year old Nicolas Coledan (cq) studies an interactive space program at Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit. Photo by Peter W. Cross

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