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Tuckerfan
2008-Aug-24, 09:45 AM
Me want! (http://www.spacetoys.com/proddetail.php?prod=RFS17)
Who doesn't want a LEM? These are custom made per order and built to exact specifications. Each can be custom made to match a specific lunar lander Apollo Mission. Available with or without a complete interior. Built from durable materials with the highest attention paid to authenticity and detail.

Neverfly
2008-Aug-24, 09:52 AM
Now, I'm a wee bit confused...

These are custom made per order and built to exact specifications.
How can it be both custom made and built to exact specifications?
Unless exact specifications refers to the Custom order, which would be redundant.
I can only figure exact specifications refers to the Exact Specifications of the NASA LEM.
In which case, how can it be custom?

I have chickens and eggs swirling above my head now.

Tuckerfan
2008-Aug-24, 09:59 AM
By "custom made per order" I think that they mean they don't keep them on hand, and will start work on building one once your check clears.

Ronald Brak
2008-Aug-24, 11:03 AM
I paid 8,000 zlotys for a Stanislaw Lem, but the wheels fell off.

Drunk Vegan
2008-Aug-24, 11:15 AM
I knew NASA was underfunded, but I had no idea they were resorting to this... :)

dethfire
2008-Aug-24, 03:57 PM
and what exactly do you do with this? look like a total nerd and put it in your backyard???:confused:

Ronald Brak
2008-Aug-24, 04:08 PM
and what exactly do you do with this? look like a total nerd and put it in your backyard???

I like to think my Stanislaw Lem made my backyard seem cultured and dignified. When the Federal Police found out that there was a man who only spoke Polish in my back yard they tried to put him in a concentration camp on Naru, but they couldn't budge him as the wheels had fallen off.

Reggie
2008-Aug-24, 05:20 PM
Does it work?

ravens_cry
2008-Aug-24, 06:35 PM
Does it work?
Sadly even if it was a not even a replica but a working model, it wouldn't work because the engine was designed to provide thruse for take off in 1/6th Gravity. And this is a replica, like in the movie Fly Away Home, so I doubt it would work, even on the moon.

peteshimmon
2008-Aug-24, 07:46 PM
I keep thinking the Apollo 11 LEM is still out
there somewhere. Sent into Solar orbit I
remember. Suppose it came back and crashed!

schlaugh
2008-Aug-24, 08:27 PM
I keep thinking the Apollo 11 LEM is still out
there somewhere. Sent into Solar orbit I
remember. Suppose it came back and crashed!

Nope, won't happen, Eagle impacted on the moon. From Wikipedia:

LM-5
Eagle Apollo 11 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11) July 16 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_16), 1969 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969) Descent stage on lunar surface; Ascent stage left in lunar orbit, eventually crashed on moon.

Apollo Lunar Module (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Lunar_Module).

It's tough to keep objects in Lunar orbit without adjustments; the moon is gravitationally lumpy and causes satellites to deorbit.

Damburger
2008-Aug-24, 08:44 PM
The ascent stage for Apollo 10 is in solar orbit, that'd be quite a good historical find

Tuckerfan
2008-Aug-24, 08:52 PM
and what exactly do you do with this? look like a total nerd and put it in your backyard???:confused:

And looking like a beer swilling NASCAR maniac, as some of my neighbors do, is somehow better?

alexvorn2
2008-Aug-24, 09:34 PM
work hard, make money and soon you will buy it! :))))))

KaiYeves
2008-Aug-24, 10:44 PM
The ascent stage for Apollo 10 is in solar orbit, that'd be quite a good historical find
Wait... archeology IN SPACE?
That'd be my dream job!

Siguy
2008-Aug-25, 07:43 PM
Meh, I'd rather have this (http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/phx/578467547.html).

Swift
2008-Aug-25, 10:06 PM
From the OP link

Apollo Lunar Module
Scale: Full Size 1/1
Rental: Not Available
Purchase: Available

Launch capabilities (Saturn 5, CM and SM) sold separately. Some assembly required.

Trebuchet
2008-Aug-26, 07:16 PM
Years ago I daydreamed about having a house with a recroom designed to look like the bridge of the starship Enterprise. From the original series, TNG hadn't come out yet. I still think that would be kind of cool, and with current technology such as projection TV, even more practical. Much better than a full-size LM in the backyard.

Swift
2008-Aug-26, 07:47 PM
Years ago I daydreamed about having a house with a recroom designed to look like the bridge of the starship Enterprise. From the original series, TNG hadn't come out yet. I still think that would be kind of cool, and with current technology such as projection TV, even more practical. Much better than a full-size LM in the backyard.
Its been done (http://www.24thcid.com/24th_century_design.swf)

peteshimmon
2008-Aug-26, 08:18 PM
So its the Apollo 10 LEM that is still out
there! Makes sense if it had enough fuel
remaining. Must be that I remember. Or it
might have been a lazy tabloid reporter who
assumed the same thing happened with 11.

Tuckerfan
2008-Aug-26, 08:38 PM
Years ago I daydreamed about having a house with a recroom designed to look like the bridge of the starship Enterprise. From the original series, TNG hadn't come out yet. I still think that would be kind of cool, and with current technology such as projection TV, even more practical. Much better than a full-size LM in the backyard.

I can't find a link at the moment, but some guy has furnished his basement using many of the original props from Lost in Space.