The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Space Craft Science Kit is very realistic… so much so that it is hard to tell from a distance that it’s made of paper. Many of its parts have bonded metal foil, and look like they’re made of metal. Blue and gold-foil solar panels. Internal details include reflective primary and secondary mirrors, printed trusses and baffles. Includes information on how to modify the completed laser-cut, paper card stock model to illustrate installing new instruments as astronauts did first in December, 1993, and again on later upgrade missions. Assembled model is about 10 inches (26 cm) overall. Scale is approximately 1/65.
The Voyager Space Craft Science Kit represents NASA’s twin mariners of the outer solar system. The Voyager laser-cut, recycled paper card stock part kit has all the spacecraft’s major components represented, including the Greetings from Earth record carried on their interstellar flight. Styrofoam High-Gain Antenna Dish adds realism. Kit includes detailed information about the spacecraft, and about their encounters with Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune, as well as their recent sensing of the distant edge of the Sun’s influence, called the heliopause. Assembled model is about 22 inches (55 cm) overall including booms. Scale approximately 1/30.