Dragon/SpaceX launch coverage
Lauren Lyons from SpaceX describing a point about the Dragon II Crew Vehicle, using a model of the Dragon II built by Proach Models.
The model was built in 1/48 scale, and casted from a mold where the masters used to make the mold were entirely 3D printed.
with his model of the Lunar Lander
Nick Proach and Alan Bean
Nick Proach with Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean and a model of Surveyor III, which Proach Models built for him in 2002
HST Hubble Space Telescope
Commissioned by the Ontario Science Centre.
"Our visitors love it! Your team did a beautiful job in recreating the Hubble in such fine detail. It is a wonderful addition to our Space Hall."
– Sara Poirier, Researcher/Programmer Astronomy & Space Sciences Ontario Science Centre
3 Heavy-lift Manned Space Launchers
This photo illustrates the size comparisons of the 3 heavy-lift manned space launchers. From left to right, the Apollo Saturn V, the Space Shuttle stack and the Space Launch System.
Models shown are 1/200 scale, with the Saturn V standing 23 1/2" tall.
This is a 1:7 model of Surveyor III. Its frame is made from brass which has been silver soldered and micro welded together. Most of its parts were resin cast.
Proach Models has built 2 Surveyor III models in this scale. The one pictured here was built for Ron Shinkle of Texas, a private collector and good friend of Nick Proach. The other Surveyor was built for Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, who visited the real Surveyor III when he walked on the moon in November of 1969.
Nick with astronaut Scott Carpenter
Nick receiving a model base signed by Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter at the Kennedy Space Center in November, 2011. Scott was the first astronaut Nick met during the Apollo Soyuz mission in July of 1975, and was fortunate to dine with Scott on a few special occasions in Toronto, Cleveland and the Kennedy Space Center.
Lunar Rover Vehicle
This 1/7 scale Lunar Rover was built for Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean. The model measures almost 20 inches in length. Its frame, suspension, high-gain antenna and most of the lunar hand tools were built of brass and silver soldered. Other parts were made from plastic and cast resin. The fenders are molded fiberglass.
Nick Proach with Gene Cernan
Nick and his J-mission 1:48 scale Apollo Saturn V with Apollo 17 commander Gene Cernan. Captain Cernan dropped by to say, "hi" at the Proach Models booth during SpaceFest VI in Pasadena, California in June, 2014.
GPS Satellites globe model
A model of the Earth showing the orbital formation of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites as they orbit the Earth. It was built for a traveling space exhibit in 2005.
This 1/100 scale model of the first test flight of NASA’s new Orion Spacecraft was built for Robert Pearlman of Collectspace. The model stands over 2 feet tall.
The all-up Saturn V in 1/25 scale, built for Guard Lee in Florida. This model stands almost 16 feet in height.
Nick Proach with Alan Bean
Nick with Alan Bean at his residence in Houston Texas with the actual hammer Alan used on his 2 moon walks during the Apollo 12 mission in November, 1969.
Models of the Mercury Redstone, Gemini-Titan II and the upper stage of an Apollo Saturn V are built in 1/25 scale. Redstone measured almost 3 feet tall, the GT-II over 4 ½ feet tall. The Apollo Saturn V upper stage section measured well over 5 feet tall.
A 1:48 scale model of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. It featured an opening aperture door to show the primary lenses of the observatory. 75 of these models were built for staff at TRW, now Northrop Grumman in California, who worked on the actual spacecraft. The original prototype is in the Proach Models Museum.
NEOSAT, or Near Earth Orbiting Satellite, was a concept satellite model built for the Canadian Armed Forces. The mission of the actual satellite was to spot asteroids and other major space debris coming too close to Earth. The model pictured here was built in 1:3 scale and measured almost 18 inches in length.
This is a 1:7 model of Surveyor III. Its frame is made from brass which has been silver soldered and micro welded together. Most of its parts were resin cast. Proach Models has built 2 Surveyor III models in this scale. The one pictured here was built for Ron Shinkle of Texas, a private collector and good friend of Nick Proach. The other Surveyor was built for Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, who visited the real Surveyor III when he walked on the moon in November of 1969.
Edgar Mitchell at Fra Mauro