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2001 Moonbus
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In 1999 a strange magnetic anomaly designated TMA-1 was detected in Tycho crater, near the Moon's south pole. In 2001, Dr. Heywood Floyd accompanied a team of scientists to visit the site, where an ancient artifact of unknown origin had been excavated.
About this creation


The Moonbus (referred to in the film as a "rocket bus") is 12.3m long, 4.9m wide, and 3.4m tall (plus antenna). I've built this version somewhat larger to capture the look better.



The roof lifts off easily.



Crew access is through a pressure door at the rear.



A descent ramp is stowed underneath for surface embarkation.



Departing from Clavius Base, the Moonbus uses a ballistic trajectory to conserve fuel and to reduce agitation of the regolith.



Returning to the base as the sun rises. The artifact, which had emitted a powerful radio signal towards Jupiter, had been buried for over 3 million years. It was later realized that the object was purposely left underground where only an advanced civilization, capable of rudimentary space travel, would one day uncover it. Although kept secret, word eventually spread and the people of Earth waited for something – anything – to happen.


Building instructions
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Comments

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  March 1, 2017
Awesome MOC looks spot on. Love the use of the red transparent pieces on the cockpit. Great Job!
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  December 21, 2016
Love the iconic movie, and this one! Great job, Misa!
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  December 21, 2016
Excellent!
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  December 18, 2016
Awesome shuttle!
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  December 18, 2016
Very cool shuttle! Love the backstory too.
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  December 18, 2016
Excellent work!
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  December 17, 2016
Whao, Misa, you captured so exactly the design style elements of 1980s. Almost a space DeLorean.
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  December 17, 2016
Nicely done! Looking forward to seeing the Moon Base!
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  December 17, 2016
Very cool! Great work and details. I can imagine Heywood Floyd eating chicken and ham sandwiches on the way to the monolith!
 
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