last updated: October 2, 2020
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My Hobby Shops
This is where I go to buy models and model supplies in
Harry's Hobbies and Collectibles - In Norton, Mass.
250 E. Main St. 508-285-8080
The Spare Time
Shop - In Marlboro, Mass.
Rt. 20E Post Road Plaza 508-481-5786
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New Horizons Pluto Mission
Real Space Models
Paper Models of Real Spacecraft
Commercial Space Products
Space Facts and History
- by far the biggest section of my links, broken
Series Books On-Line
education - for school-age astronauts
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My favorite new unmanned spacecraft. I hope
to have a whole section relted to this subject up
on my web site before too much longer. In the meantime,
here's a few links to sites:
Space Models (commercial and information sites)
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Space Products (other than models)
Productions: Scale Models - Sven "Ninfinger" Knudson's incredible space
site. I call it "the best little space site in Texas" but it's really the
best in the whole damn world! More information is available here
on space and space models than any other place on the Net. Includes pictures
of real space hardware and just about every space model that's ever been
made. Also, a HUGE links page. You have to see this place to believe it!
- Glenn Johnson, probably the most famous space modeler on Earth, has had
his work featured in Fine Scale Modeler magazine several times. He also
runs a very nice resin kit company which specializes in beautifully detailed
models of rockets, space probes, and after production kits to jazz up and
super detail those re-released styrene kits! Nice!!
in Miniature - The Space In Miniature (SIM) series of books by Mike
Mackowski are a must have for any serious space modeler. Books are
in soft cover and very affordable.
- By Rick DeNatale. "Everything you never knew you wanted to know
about the Mercury Project!"
+New Ware Models
- By Tomas Kladiva from the Czech Republic. Specializing in top quality
after-market detail sets including photo-etch and decals, as well as many,
many planned kits of boosters both real and those that never made it off
the drawing boards. (Hint: I get almost
all of my resin stuff either from Tom or from Glenn at Real Space Models)
- New Ware Models can now be bought domestically at Victory
Models (see below), which should soothe the jitters some may have about
buying from overseas.
Models - "very simply, what the name implies. Moreover, it
also implies incredible detailing not usually found in the mass market
production kits from yester-year to today. A kind of reassurance that once
purchased, these kits will astound, educate, and thoroughly delight the
buyer." A division of Custom Miniatures, operated by Jim Key.
Broad's Model Builders' Reference Vault - Amazing site with tons of
photos of sci-fi props and real space hardware, among others.
Models- Domestic distributor for New Ware Models and hopefully more
lines of our favorite space model kits. Support Paul's efforts to
sell space models to us!
+Tango Papa Decals
- Tom Prestia, the newest guy on the block, is dedicated to getting YOU
the modeler all of your decal needs. From paper to printing, it's
all there. You can send art work of your idea and Tom will get it
printed on decal paper, at scale, for a VERY reasonable price.
Models - the name says it all. Ross Tierney from the UK is developing
photo etch/resin scale models of all the major launch complexes at the
Cape, and may eventually include those at Baikonour as well. Not
cheap, but these models will be well worth the price for anyone seriously
interested in modeling their LVs within their launch complexes. You
really should check this out!
Systems - Rick Sternbach sells fantastically detailed decals for the
Saturn V, LM, and CSM in different scales. HIghly recommended.
Also, extensive galleries on such diverse topics as the Mars Machine mockup
project, Star Trek, the Saturn V, and space art.
Models - 1/144 scale launch vehicles in resin, including such things
as the Soviet mini-shuttles, Ariane 1, 3, 4, & 5, HOTOL, Hermes, etc.
Smallspace Homepage - Mat's a smashing bloke who flew all the way over
here from Great Britain to debut his book at the 1999 IPMS National show
in Orlando. Check out his books on space and sci-fi models,
Space, and Scale
Spacecraft Modeling, which has all us space model guys buzzing!
Meens' Space Model Web Page - You really have to see this guy's work
to believe it! Included are fully scratchbuilt models, with
cutaways to show the spacecraft inside, of a Soyuz booster in 1/48
scale and an N-1/L-3 in 1/90 scale! Vincent's latest efforts include
a gorgeous scratch built Lunokhod rover, and a seperate site for his Launch
Complex 39 build up, which is a heavily modified Revell kit, with shuttle.
Models - Carries all of the New Ware Models line for those who don't
care to order through the international mail.
Rocketry Club V. M. Komarov - From Slovenia, one of the countries that
was born with the breakup of Yugoslavia. "The subject of this
page is to present the activites of our club: spacemodeling, high power
rocketry, popularization of astronautics, contest reports etc."
Aviapress - Russian
model distributor, featuring the AER
Moldova line, including the 1/144 scale Sputnik and Vostok boosters.
Space Models - the one we love to hate! Lots of hard to find
items here at auction.
Collect Aire Models
- Lou Maglio has several space-related resin kits, including 1/32 scale
Gemini and Mercury capsules, and most of the lifting body X-planes.
Saturn V Clinic - by Rick Sternbach. Detailed instruction on
how to spruce up a Sat V model to make it look more like the real thing.
Also, here you can buy his "Ultimate 1/96 Saturn V Decal Set".
Little LM - Photos and review of the a finished Vista Replicas 1/32
scale LM, by Mike Smithwick.
a 1/96 Saturn V - By Tracy Kornfeld. The ultimate kitbash of
the Revell 1/96 scale Sat V! Unbelievable!
- "Models" in Spanish! Manuel Escat's page
features some very nice scratch builds. The page is in Spanish, so
if you want to read it in English, use the Alta
Vista Babel Fish link below.
Voyager - Sells space and aviation models, patches, and memoribilia.
+Accur8 Models Space Models
- Home of the 1/12 Scale Liberty Bell Mercury Capsule Kit. Get 'em
while you can!
- You gotta love that name! Galeries of built models covering the
history of space modeling. Very nicely laid out.
39 - By Tom Murphy. Tom is building an incredible scratch built
model of LC 39 in 1/72 scale (twice the size of the Revell kit).
Jezz, this thing is nice! Check it out!
- Phillippe Cantin's fantastic original astronaut figures. Includes
one of Eugene Cernan on the moon on Apollo 17, and Chris Hadfield on STS-100.
Models "Spaceship One" kit - We're all rooting for the little spaceship
that could, built by Burt Rutan at Scaled
Composites LLC. Here's the only commercially available model
of it, along with the White Knight "mothership", in 1/72 scale. (NOTE Although
this is still the only model available of this historic spacecraft, a major
styrene model manufacturer has this on their list of future kits).
+ BLAP Models -
Gotta love that name!! Their motto is "Building the future, one model
at a time".
Space Scale Models - Great site for fans of models of the paper variety,
which is a rapidly growing segment of the hobby. Also, Alfonso Moreno,
the webmaster, has a truly incredible set of files detailing the markings
on each Shuttle throughout their flight history - very handy for anyone
buidling a Shuttle model.
"Space is the Place" site - Lots of pictures from Ken's travels to
major space centers.
Scratch built 1/48 scale Saturn V - What an incredible project, and
it came out beautifully!
Attic Aircraft Models
- Besides some really cool aircraft, like the Have Blue, etc., they also
sell 1/48 scale kits for the Mercury-Redstone and Atlas, and the Gemini-Tian
Products - Famous for scale nuts and bolts.
CJS Aviation - Home
of Sheri's Hot Models(!) - Yeah, Baby! Sheri is a hot little
number. She's quoted on the site as saying "Yes I do enjoy modeling
with my rockets. I am very proud of them and like to show them off."
Oh, I almost forgot - you can buy some seriously large scale models of
American launch vehciles on this site. These are meant to be flying
Japan - Apollo paper models.
Lee Anne Ward's Paper Space Models - Bunches and bunches of space model
Paper Models - Lots of launch vehicles and satellite paper models to
Walsh's Factual Model Spacecraft Page - A truly prolific space modeler!
This is a HUGE collection.
+A Plain Old Air &
Space Model Page - You'll love Geoff Robertson's deadpan sense of humor:
Subjects Built With Average Skills - Celebrating Ten Years of Mediocrity".
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Facts and History
lunar program - related
- related Space Links: Russian, ESA, etc.
Your Own Full Scale Lunar Module! - That's right! You saw it
here first..... Currently selling for $89,000!
Moon Pans.com -
guys have done an incredible job of assembling many of the pans taken by
the Apollo crews into beautiful posters available for purchase. Just
what us Apollo heads need for our den walls!!!
Concret Magazine - from Germany. A beautiful magazine dedicated
to space exploration. In the shopping section, you can buy DVDs and
some really stunning illustrations of spacecraft.
& Mag-E-zine - weekly update on all that's happening in the space
exploration biz. Very nicely done! I listed this site under
this category because they also sell some cool shirts n' stuff with space
patches, logos, etc.
Boggs' Space Books -
Extensive catalogue of publications about space exploration.
The Ultimate Space
Place - lots of very rare space memoribilia... bring your check book!
"Ninfinger" Knudson's Space Modeler's Links Section - you owe it to
yourself to check Sven Knudson's links section for a comprehensive listing
of space modeling web sites, including model dealers and manufacturers,
clubs, personal pages, and museums
Collectibles - Over 200 space patches and decals. Very large
assortment available, US, Russian/USSR, etc.
Bay Emblems - Here you can buy about a gazillion different space patches!
Aerospace Memoribilia - Fantastic stuff here from the Soviet Union/Russia
- Here you can get books on such diverse subjects as X-planes and the Gemini
Systems - Features some free downloads of tech drawings as well as
more detailed drawings of Apollo and Shuttle control panels in 1:1 scale
- "Editor of Space philately-related catalogs and albums. (in other
words, stamps!) World's most complete stock in stamps, covers
and other space collectibles. All are available for purchase."
Space Projects and Info - my first link from Ireland, which makes me
pretty happy as my Mom's maiden name was Reilly! Besides the space
shop, also includes information on past and present space programs.
Archives - Offers CD ROMs of a huge assortment of declassified government
documents, including Project
Mercury and the Corona
Spy Satellite program.
- "The Source for Space History and Artifacts". Very nice collector's
site to purchase some cool memoribilia, including many flown items.
Galaxies, Stars, and Nebulae - Massive collection of astronomy images
of galaxies, planets, stars, NASA, and much more.
Toys - Full Scale Lunar Module - Yes, you read it right! Who
wants to buy me one???
JammyDog Micro Masking
Tape - We manufacture a wide range of micro width tapes, in a range
of top quality materials including Paper, vinyl and reinforced cloth.
Models - Famous for limited run kits of rare subjects, mostly experimental
space vehicles, aircraft, and missiles.
- Some very nice paper models of Russian/Soviet launch vehciles and spacecraft.
Mach 2 Models
- Limited run models of various launch vehciles. Note that these
models require advanced modeling skills to assemble.
NOTE - As a few
of these web sites are in Russian or German, you can use the Alta
Vista Babel Fish translation site to read it in English. You
can even type in the URL of the page you want translated, and this system
will display the page exactly as you see it in your browser with the
words translated for you. Cool!
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Historical Series Books On-line (Apollo-related)
+The Apollo Saturn
Reference - This site by John Duncan (a real good guy!) has some very
nice technical material on the LMs & CSMs & Saturn rockets &
launch facilities. John is attempting to put several volumes
of Apollo reference material on-line for posterity's sake. (While you're
there, drop him a line and give him an electronic "attaboy" for the fantastic
job he's doing on a very difficult task).
McMillan's 3D Lunar Rover Project - Fantastic reference on the Lunar
Roving Vehicle! Don has literally built an LRV in 3 dimensions.
He also sells a beautiful poster of his work on this site.
Apollo Image Atlas - Contains thumbnailed images
every photo taken on every Apollo mission from Apollo 11 - 17!
Although the images are of low resolution, you can use this atlas to pick
images that you want to order from NASA or find higher resolution copies
on the web. Incredible! Highly recomended!
Lunar Module Coatings Page - This important new web page features detailed
imagery of the Apollo Lunar Module by famed space artist Paul Fjeld.
This is a must see for anyone serious about building models of the
LM, or anyone who just loves this incredible vehicle as much as I do.
Maniacs (!) - by Takeshi Muto. I LOVE this site!
Takeshi has put a LOT of work into the computer graphics on this site,
and it shows. Includes CG models of all the Apollo spacecraft and
the Saturn V. Neat!!!
Manned Missions (Smithsonian NASM) - Nice section with some rarely
seen photos. Caution: some of the photos are BIG!!!
Mission Patches - (Smithsonian NASM) scanned images of real, embroidered
patches from every Apollo mission (not including Skylab or ASTP).
- By Kipp Teague. "This site, which offers a personal account
of Project Apollo from my perspective as a young teenager at the time,
lunar lander simulator." Take a trip down memory lane back to
the 60's, when school was stopped to watch space events on TV. A
real heart grabber for baby boomer space buffs like me. This site
also includes Kipp's fantastic Apollo
Archive which has become THE place to
go to get the best images from the Apollo missions in super clear high
Apollo Lunar Landing
Guidance & Control - By Ron Noteborn. Beautiful graphics
highlight this stunning site on "G&C".
Apollo Landing Sites - Includes coordinates for each landing site,
and progressively zoomed-in shots of them. Cool!
the Apollo Landing Sites - same as above. Neat!
The Alan Bean Gallery
- FINALLY Apollo 12 astronaut Al Bean's painting have been put into an
on-line gallery! Fantastic!
Spacecraft Assembly & Test (S/CAT) Remembered - By Frank Pullo,
one of the Grummies who helped build the LM. YES!
S/CAT is back at a new home. AWESOME!!!!
terre a la lune (From the Earth to the Moon) - Very
nice French site by Mr. Paul Cultrera. Note the documents page has
some nice memoribilia posters.
lunar program - related
Please also refer to my Soviet
Manned Lunar Program links page
Photo Clearinghouse - A collection/compilation of every photo of the
Soviet N-1 moon rocket available on the web, along with a good list of
links to all of the N-1 sites on the web.
Sven's Space Place
- Not to be confused with Sven "Ninfinger" Knudson, this site is specifically
about the Soviet/Russian space program. The "Space History Notes"
section includes the most complete and detailed information, including
photos, of the 4 failed N-1 moon rocket launches going KABOOM!, among many
other very technical and detailed articles.
- related Space Links: Russian, ESA, etc.
Arianespace - From
the makers of the famous European Ariane rocket.
Space Agency - No explanation required, right?
- Mark Wade's Home Page - the Encyclopedia Astronautica. Features
detailed information on virtually every manned space project ever flown
or even thought about. Tthe technical data on most of these projects is
unmatched on the www. Highly reccomended!
& Partners in Space - A group devoted to the study of the Russian/former
Soviet Union space program. Some very famous people hang out here!
Several of the photos on my site were generously donated to yours truly
from this group.
Space Web - News and history of USSR/Russian space program, including
updates on the Russian components and activities on board the International
Alexander Chernov's "Virtual
Space Museum" - Sort of a Russian sister site to My Little Space Museum.
Features lots of rare photos of Russian museum artifacts and some really
neat virtual models of Russian space hardware that you can rotate and generally
have fun with!
for Spaceflight - By Horst Paczkowski, from Germany. In German,
but fairly easy to navigate (Hint: "Raumfahrt" means "Spacecraft")
The Space Fact Book
- from Germany, with English as well. Literally an encyclopedia of
spaceflight. Includes biographies of all astronauts & cosmonauts,
times & dates of all manned spaceflights & EVAs, and info on all
manned spacecraft. (some sections under construction)
Space Suits page - from the bureau that has built all Soviet/Russian
+Max Q - from
France. By Marco Cecotti. You'll definitely need Alta
Vista Babel Fish if you don't know Francais.
Soviet Exploration of Venus - By Don P. Mitchell. This site is
near and dear to me, as I have always been fascinated by the Venera/Vega
landers. Very informative and well presented.
of Astronautics - features some very nice photos of Russian & Soviet
By K26. Includes a gallery of "all the Buran-Energia images and
video we could find on the web, after lots (and we mean lots) of searching."
Molniya NPO: Energiya-Buran
- The official web site of the Russian shuttle. Main page in Cyrillic,
with link to "Short English
Version" where you can actually buy the Buran 002 "Analogue" flying
training vehicle for "13 - 17 million US dollars", or one of the BOR mini-shuttles!!!!!
Russian Buran Space Shuttle
- Site by the Molniya OKB, which built the vehicle. Very well made
site, now includes some great graphics of their proposed Cliper
Drawings of Energiya/Buran - very nice high res scans of tech drawings
of the infamous Russian shuttle
Buran Space Shuttle
- Very well presented site on the Buran, including photos and tech drawings
of every prototype and mockup that was built. Plan to spend at least
a couple of hours browsing through this site!
- The name kinda sez it all!
+A Field Guide
to American Spacecraft - Jim Gerard's guide will lead you to the location
of every spacecraft ever made, from the X-15 to the the shuttle!
Deep Cold -
Secrets of the Cold War in Space - Very cool site that deals specifically
with the darker side of space exploration during the paranoia of the Cold
War. Includes information and some incredible graphics on such military
programs as DynaSoar, MOL, and the Spiral spaceplane, among others.
The Universe Today
- "Space Exploration News from Around the Internet" daily updates on every
space story happening, anywahere!
+Spaceline - "Covering
Cape Canaveral Past, Present, and Future"
photos - on flickr.com - Some very rare photos from 60's Viewmaster
slides and other conjectural illustrations of early Apollo hardware.
Spaceflight History Homepage - Includes a VERY informative section
on space patches - one of the best.
Space Talk - an
open forum for talking about anything related to space exploration.
Red Colony - really
nice looking site about the colonization of Mars
Suit Site - the name says it all!
Astrazoic - The art
of Phil Smith, space industry analyst and illustrator. Check out
the beautiful space art here, as well as photos of some sweet space and
sci-fi models Phil has built!
Brian's Space Hotlist
- exteremly well compiled list of space-related links! Here
you can find links for web sites dealing with every aspect of space flight.
- Really neat site about one of my favorite subjects!
- A grab bag of photos from space exploration - some I've never seen before.
is the Place - Ken Harman's personal photo collection from his trips
to just about every major space facility on the planet.
Patches - The aim of this site is to deliver the best possible reproductions
of all manned US space missions from Mercury thru ASTP. Great background
information on the patches, as well.
Space Telescope paper model - The also have other, more elaborate plans
for multimedia models of the HST
Space paper Models site - Sorry - I couldn't find a title for this
page but it must have at least 100 paper space models listed
Visual History of Project Constellation - Some very nice graphics here
related to our next generation of spacecraft and launch vehicles, if they
ever fly...... (NOTE: Well, I always called this
"Project Cancellation" and just recently I was (sadly) proven correct.
The Obama adminstration has indeed cancelled this project).
+Keeping the Memory Alive:
The Carnarvon Tracking Station, 1964-1975 - "This site has been
built to honour all those who contributed to the outstanding successes
achieved by the Carnarvon Tracking Station; their many friends and associates
from those days; and the town that was our home."
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- extremely detailed historical
descriptions of the program, the hardware, and the politics of getting
Apollo to the moon. NOTE Bob Andrepont has assmbled links to every available
spaceflight related pdf document on his fabulous site. Click
here to check it out.
NASA.gov - Jumping-off
point to all NASA sites, links, etc.
History Office "Interesting Aerospace History Links" - NASA website
list of non-NASA web pages. In among such places as The Smithsonian
and JPL, you'll find a link for this site, among many others.
Operational Data Book - Unbelievable refererence for anyone wanting
to build a shuttle model. Features Adobe Acrobat image files
of incredible detail of every surface feature of the shuttle, from every
angle. You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader software loaded on
your PC to access these files. A convenient link to get it is featured
on the site.
Office of Human Spaceflight Shuttle Image Gallery
Mission Patches - Every NASA manned mission patch that ever was.
Great Images In NASA (GRIN)
- Nice site with lots of high-res images from all NASA programs.
Not too large a selection. Images were chosen to be representative
of the "best" photos of NASA. The nice thing is that they are available
in high resolution copies.
Press Release Images- Large catalogue of images from Alan Sheppard's
first flight right up to the latest shuttle mission
NASA International Space Station page - Now our one and only
manned space program, even if we have to pay the russians to get up to
Diagrams and Drawings - NASA site with some nice drawings from Project
Mercury through the Shuttle. Though these are pretty standard fare
for collectors, newbies will find them very helpful.
moon - Lunar and Planetary Institute site, features detailed info &
some rare pics from the Apollo missions.
Lunar Surface Journal - Tired of pretty Public Affairs pictures?
This place has the gritty details on Apollo lunar surface operations!
Anyone interested in the Apollo program must see this site. Wonderful!
My highest recomendation. GO THERE NOW!!!
Flight Research Center Image Gallery - Home of the X planes.
Mission Patches - every manned (NOT STAFFED!) mission patch
from Mercury through the latest Shuttle mission! Check your patch
inventory here. Cool!
Flight Research Center (DFRC) Photo page - Having spent a little time
at Edwards, this is near and dear to me. Lots of great photos of
the X-planes and Shuttle.
web site - The amazing history of this most successful of all X-planes.
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