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SpaceProb.es – I’m on your webz, tracking your Space Probes!

The various NASA and European Space Agency Space Probes have produced wonderful results: gorgeous pictures, incredible scientific data, treading where no human can go, and much more. The problem is that there really hasn’t been any comprehensive way to keep track of all the various Space Probes out there. Sure each NASA probe will have a detailed page on the NASA page, but since each probe is a different project with different webmaster, servers and engineers each one will have a different layout style (NASA’s style guide seems to be limited to suggestions). Not to mention finding those Space Probe pages can involve quite a bit of google-fu sometimes, especially if you are forgetting the name and mission (“The probe on Mars? Which one?”). The situation isn’t horrible, mind you, but it could be so much better.

Enter Spaceprob.es, which was launched on Feb 19th of this year and covers 29 active Space Probes:



Paper Space Models!

So, are you the type who likes to make stuff with your hands? Have you ever done Origami? If you have or you haven’t you can still have fun putting together some paper models of NASA Space Probes! You can download any fifteen paper model pdf’s, print them out  and fold them into space probes like the Mars Express shown on the right or probes the Cassini, Galileo, NEAR and others. There is even a balloon powered nanorover (you have to provide the balloon – they are not downloadable yet).

The skill level varies from the simple to the challenging. So start out with a simple Cassini model and work your way up to the challenging Galileo probe! Enjoy!