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Roger Trewenack added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 15, 2016
12. May 2016 at 08:14:59 Share
Nikolajs Negeriss OMG, I did this kit 30 years ago :D
Good luck!
12. May 2016 at 09:01:53
Choppa Nutta Watching with interest
12. May 2016 at 12:25:27
Roger Trewenack Strewth! - Now I HAVE to commit time to it...
12. May 2016 at 12:27:58
Bernhard Pethe Plasticart , the dream of my youth . Wow , this kit I had about 40 years ago in my hands . Since I like to look further . :)
12. May 2016 at 12:42:18
Melf Boyens Haha, GOTY OU! Clean bowled and you are out to build the kit, maybe we send you a weekly reminder on the progress? Hey, Progress (Прогресс) , a nice word joke in Russian spacecraft technology!
12. May 2016 at 13:37:35
Roger Trewenack Thanks for all your enthusiasm - Melf, you will have to enlighten me on the word joke "progress"?
13. May 2016 at 07:52:06
Choppa Nutta "Progress" was the name of the supply vessels servicing the MIR Space Station that used an autopilot for docking procedures, but was expensive to make for a disposable vehicle.

it was used in tests to use a camera assisted pilot guided system which was cheaper to make, given the throwaway nature of these "Progress" vessels.

Two tests were taken both failed, the first flew by harmlessly the second collided causing air leaks and power failures, something of a disaster but no one died happily :)

More on it here with footage of the collision :)

bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0..horizon-19971998-mir-mortals
13. May 2016 at 09:07:40
Melf Boyens WIKI-Choppa . org.com.uk !!!!
13. May 2016 at 10:03:08
Choppa Nutta haha Melf :)
Most amusing lol :D

Ironic that I watched the documentary on it only a hours earlier,
thought I would mention it whilst I can still retain it haha :D

Anyhow, interesting story :)
13. May 2016 at 10:22:16
Roberto Rocat Nice, I'm following.
13. May 2016 at 17:48:48
Roger Trewenack sorry folks - work keeps getting in the way!!!
24. August 2016 at 12:03:43
Choppa Nutta nice thing about us modellers is that we tend to be patient ;) :D
24. August 2016 at 12:24:09
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