Grandfather builds mini Space X module with working doors for grandson who ...

Grandfather builds mini Space X module with working doors for grandson who ...
Grandfather builds mini Space X module with working doors for grandson who ...

A grandfather in Southampton has received heaps of praise after building an incredible replica of a Space X module for his grandson - who dreams of being an astronaut when he grows up. 

In a video shared online at the start of this month, the white 'NASA' shuttle can be seen emitting steam when its 'thrusters' are activated, while a mini radar dish atop the shuttle rotates.  

An American flag and 'United States' can be seen emblazoned on the outside, while inside, a sophisticated panel of buttons operates everything from the radar, thrusters and steam to the main engine and blue lights. 

The shuttle replica was made by a grandfather in Southampton who wanted to surprise his grandson, who dreams of becoming an astronaut

The shuttle replica was made by a grandfather in Southampton who wanted to surprise his grandson, who dreams of becoming an astronaut

In a video shared online, the white 'NASA' module can be seen with a rotating radar, escape hatch, steam emitting pipes and access doors

In a video shared online, the white 'NASA' module can be seen with a rotating radar, escape hatch, steam emitting pipes and access doors 

The shuttle was created by 'Grandpa Patrick' in his garage, according to the social media user who posted it

The shuttle was created by 'Grandpa Patrick' in his garage, according to the social media user who posted it

Escape hatch

LED light inside lid of escape hatch

United States' can be seen emblazoned on the outside while one of the sides features an LED-lit escape hatch

Inside the module, a sophisticated panel of buttons operates everything from the radar, thrusters and steam to the main engine and blue lights

Inside the module, a sophisticated panel of buttons operates everything from the radar, thrusters and steam to the main engine and blue lights

A panel of buttons on the ceiling also operate the radar, thrusters and a fan

A panel of buttons on the ceiling also operate the radar, thrusters and a fan 

The amazing shuttle replica comes with working doors, an LED-lit escape hatch and two cushioned seats. 

The poster who shared the video said: 'My nephew's grandfather knew that my nephew loved space and wants to be an astronaut. 

'He built this in his shed as a one off project and none of us knew about it until it "landed". 

'Grandpa Patrick is a retired Esso technician. It really is a garage build, I've seen pictures of it under construction next to half built cars and other things. 

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