Mat Irvine dodged the jams on the M25 and brought a selection of models along to our Xmas meeting to illustrate his talk, Creating Space, about space exploration “as it should have been”. Since the early 1950’s model kit manufacturers have produced model space craft. Some of these were models of existing craft but others explored interesting alternative designs, and it was these others that Mat showed us. He showed how some were designs “ahead of their time”, and others contained design elements subsequently used in actual space craft. It may be we’ll see craft using other elements from some of these models in future craft.