Friday, December 10, 2010
USEFUL SIZE CHART AND CUTAWAY FOR MODEL MAKERS
Congrats to SpaceX for the successful up-and-down flight of the Dragon space capsule.
And for telling us about the el neato 'secret cargo' it carried into space and back - a round of cheese, decorated with a wellie-wearing cow picture... mooo!! Apparently it was a tribute to Monty Python, though that's a sketch we missed here at SMN Towers.
Meantime, here's an excellent cutaway and size chart that compares the Dragon capsule with other spacecraft. So sharpen those craft knives, space fans...
Thanks to: Karl Tate of Space.com for the cutaway graphic, and Chris Thompson of SpaceX for the cheese pictures.
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