Manned Interplanetary Reconnaissance Probe

Size: 5 1/2 inches; 1/200 scale
(Based on conjectural spacecraft length of 92 feet)
Completed November 21, 1991

   This model is based on illustrations from Out of the Cradle, a book about the future of manned space exploration by William K. Hartmann, Ron Miller and Pamela Lee. It was scratch-built and kit-bashed out of styrene and ABS plastic and acrylic. The asteroid is epoxy putty sculpted over a Plastruct 5-inch acrylic dome.

One of the book's many illustrations of the
M.I.R.P., by Ron Miller