It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.   Robert H. Goddard
Eagle 1B
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This project owes a great deal to a model rocket nose cone I found at the Sirius Rocketry website that was obviously influenced by the Space:1999 Eagle command module -- those window coves and general shape were unmistakeable.  This particular nose cone comprised upper and lower vacuuform shells that when glued together would form the ‘command cone’ (as it is called) for a rocket called the Celestis.  My intention was to use these to create new patterns from polyester filler, modify them slightly, then apply details in the form of thin styrene panels and scribe lines.  Once this was done, RTV molds were made to create thin-walled urethane castings.  Two versions of the Eagle 1B were built from these castings to which were added wings similar to those seen on NASA lifting body concepts of the 1960s.  The complete version will eventually take its place at the front of a deep-space probeship and features a full interior and LED lights.  The front winged section would serve as the re-entry vehicle for the returning crew and was created by carefully cutting a casting along an irregular scribe line that runs completely around the Eagle 1B.  The exposed rear area was then built up with sheet stock and various kit parts and castings. Gold Award Wonderfest 2011
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