If Paul and Louis had embark on such an adventure, they would have certainly done less mistakes than me!
Jean-Marc Deschamps for his passion, his tips and words of encouragement at the favourable time...
Olivier Herman for our respective motivation telephone sessions and the final helping hand. On condition that I may do as much for you...
My working colleagues, and especially Guy, Frédéric, Thierry and Philippe, for having endured during this long time the daily report of the working progress. A particular distinction to Thierry for his skill during the Discovery transport woodbox construction.
Last but not least, Florence, Marc and Guillaume for their encouragements and for having endured to the bitter end the construction hazards!
1 - INTRODUCTION, PROJECT TAKES SHAPE, A FEW THOUGHTS ON DIMENSIONS
2 - BEGINNING OF THE CONSTRUCTION, NOW THE SHIP, The antennas, The command sphere
3 - New interrogations, Moulding (at last!), Sphere logical continuation, First castings, PAUSE
4 - COLD SWEAT, CONSTRUCTION CONTINUATION, The joining parts to the spine, The "starry cones"
5 - The modules supports, The modules, Serial castings
6 - The antennas (twice) : vacuumforming and photoetching
7 - The antenna support, The engine block, The delay shorten
8 - The crew, The sphere (twice), The pod (twice), End of moulding and casting (not to soon)
9 - ASSEMBLING, TIME IS SHORT!, A damn helping hand, The pod bay
10 - The cockpit, The electrical system, The base, DECORATION, FINAL ASSEMBLING
11 - IN CONCLUSION, SOURCES AND DOCUMENTS, MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES