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The only source for genuine (full-scale) draw formed metal replicas of the Mercury spacecraft, Gemini capsule, and Mars Rover.

Replica Red Plant Rover Built in Garage 11-21-11


The Mars Science Laboratory rover, NASA's next major mission, won't blast off from Cape Canaveral until later this week, but a full-size replica — built in a Thonotosassa garage — has already landed at New York City's premier history museum. . . whole article.


McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center 03-06-09

In the decade of the 1960’s many children dreamed of astronauts and spaceflight. The majority grew up to replace that dream with the reality of careers and families; as did Bruce Olds of Spacecraft Exhibits. This Thonotosassa, Florida man however recreates and preserves that era of exploration in a most unique way. He and he alone is the only supplier in the world of full scale Mercury, Gemini, & Apollo capsules authentically made of metal. . . whole article.



Tommy Bartlett Exploratory Adds Mercury Space Capsule Replica; Spacecraft Carried America’s First Astronauts into Space

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (March 1, 2008) – In an effort to continue highlighting the wonders and milestones of space exploration, the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. has acquired a Mercury Space Capsule – the United State’s first manned spaceship. . . whole article.



Art Emulates NASA's History

THONOTOSASSA - Bruce Olds isn't certain exactly how his interest in America's space program became an obsession, but he knows when. It was sparked by a photo caption in "Chariots for Apollo," a book he read in 1999. Since then, the Tampa native has spent countless hours creating detailed, full-size metal replicas of NASA space capsules that carried America's first astronauts. . . whole article.




St. Pete Times - MOSI

TAMPA -- In May 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he was launched about 115 miles in a small capsule nicknamed Freedom 7. A full-scale reproduction of that capsule, part of the Mercury space program, is on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. . . whole article.




Exhibit coincides with anniversaries of Apollo 11 moon landing, Liberty Bell flight

On a weekend ripe with space milestones-the 33rd anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing (July 20, 1969) and the 41st anniversary of Virgil “Gus” Grissom’s Liberty Bell 7 sub orbital flight (July 21, 1961) a replica of the “Freedom 7” space capsule splashed down at MOSI. . . whole article.




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