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By John M Knight
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About

During 2010, I began work to construct a near scale replica of the International Space Station's Cupola (their big window in space). My plan isn't just to have a physical mock-up of the ISS' cupola- but a dynamic simulator using a computer network and 7 LCD screens to demonstrate the astronaut's view on the world. Also, I'm building a cockpit simulator that will be able to play the part of the space shuttle or a future orbital vehicle that would be able to interact with the ISS simulator. At some point with the right data and video feeds from NASA, I hope to be able to show a real time view on the simulator.

Funding for this project will be used to purchase additional computer hardware and software to complete this project. In addition to hardware and software I'll be needing a few power tools to finish building the truss for the monitors that will be used for support in the cupola as well as parts of the cockpit including seats and flight instrumentation.

Once completed I will be able to inspire others to look up at the sky a little differently and get a feel for what it's like up there and show them how to build their own way if necessary.

P.S. The cupola will also double as a planetarium.

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    Electronic copy of the "How I Built a Space Station in My House" How-to photo book.
    Signed printed copy of "How I Built a Space Station in My House" How-to photo book.
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    Electronic copy of the "How I Built a Space Station in My House" How-to photo book.
    Signed printed copy of "How I Built a Space Station in My House" How-to photo book.
    Weekend access to simulator for you and 4 guests (visit date to be mutually agreed upon), Meals and drinks provided. Must be an adult. Guest children are most welcome. Overnight accommodations will be available in my home.
    An edited DVD of your time in the simulator will be provided.

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