DIY Space: Predict The Future of Space Exploration

Do you have a penchant for prophecy?  Do your officemates hang on every word when you dole out the divination?  Is your casting Kung Fu strong?  Then maybe this will be an easy DIY for you. The folks at OSIRIS-REx (Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification and Security-Regolith Explorer) are asking for the public to come forecast […]

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DIY Space: Print Your Own Spacecraft

Have you ever wanted to build the Kepler satellite?  What about the current crowd favorite, the International Sun Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3)?  Or maybe you appreciate textures and just want to touch things, such as the moon’s surface, space shuttle flight panels (with switches),  or the surface of Chiron.  Maybe you’re a visual type, who truly […]

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DIY Space: Balloons and Balls

27,000 were used for re-floating a boat.  They’ve been shot at high speeds out of air cannons.  Captain Kangaroo enjoyed a daily shower of them.  But there’s a person that’s determined to get them into space, too.  What is it that’s the object of all this activity?  Ping pong balls!  The person who’s trying to send […]

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DIY Space: Spacecraft in A Bedroom

Wow!  Sometimes it’s good to be a kid.  Especially the kid of a father who designs AND BUILDS a spacecraft to sleep and play in.  This Make article shows the amount of detail and time a crafty father put into building a spacecraft in his son’s bedroom. There are communications, sound effects, lights, and switches. […]

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