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    NASA LAB: Building THE MAVEN

    created by GRusso on 2013.11.21

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    This is my NASA LAB. I always wanted to make a project about THE MAVEN, but looking at pictures of this amazing satellite, I realized that while we admire this pieces of ultimate robotics, we know very little about the people behind these amazing creations. This set is intended as a tribute to those who can make space travel and planetary colonization possible.

    The idea is to assemble a NASA laboratory with different elements and since a laboratory is nothing without something to make, I choose THE MAVEN as its main work.

    The lab is mainly made of a series of independent models commonly found in any NASA picture.
    Two desks, a computer, two chairs, a photocopier, a printer, and even a water filter, as a wanted this set to be as realistic as possible.

    Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) is a planned space probe designed to study the Martian atmosphere while orbiting Mars. Mission goals include determining how the Martian atmosphere and water, presumed to be substantial earlier, were lost over time.

    If successfully launched on the first day of the launch window, November 18, 2013, MAVEN will be inserted on September 22, 2014 into an elliptic orbit 6,200 km (3,900 mi) by 150 km (93 mi) above the planet's surface.[5] The principal investigator for the spacecraft is Bruce Jakosky of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    The pictures bellow, are posted as a sequence of the assembling process:

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    f you would like to see this pictures in high resolution, please CLICK HERE!

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    I hope you all like it and support. Please feel free to ask any questions or post any suggestions, and if you don't feel this project is worth of your support, take a few seconds to let me know why. Your comments and critiques are always most welcome as they are my best source for improvement.

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    You are also invited to take a look at my other projects:

    HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
    NASA: ALL TERRAIN TRANSPORT Prototype X1
    MARS BASE (Modular with interiors)
    NASA S.E.V. (Space Excursion Vehicle)
    BACK TO THE FUTURE TRAIN
    Roman Colosseum
    RESEARCH LAB SUBMARINE (Modular with interiors)
    THE TIME MACHINE

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    Last but not least, some of you are under the impression that I am a good LEGO builder, so if you really believe that, then please take a look at some of my favorite projects:

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    Buffalo Airways / Ice Pilots DC-3 by Ssorg
    Corellian Defender with Satele Shan, Qyzen Fess, & C2-N2 by GlenBricker
    The Discworld, Now including Rincewind! Oook! by GlenBricker
    - Mega Man Project - by Alatariel
    US Coast Guard HC-130 Herculest by mmbace
    Apollo-Soyuz Mission by mmbace
    Dragon Slayers by lizardman
    Sea Monster Attack! by lizardman
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