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    The 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight

    The 12th April is the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin being the first man in space. Here’s this weeks Archive on 4 about that historic trip. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000v24g
  2. Grey Havoc

    Luna 4

  3. Grey Havoc

    Able-1 / Able-2 (Thor-Able moonshot project)

    From the ever interesting Scott Manley: View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iao41k81q90 Able-2 of course was later retroactively renamed to Pioneer 1.
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    1963 Grumman LEM

  5. fightingirish

    The Right Stuff (TV series 2020)

    The Right Stuff is an upcoming American drama television series, which is based on the 1979 book of the same name by Tom Wolfe. It is set to premiere at the streaming service Disney+ on October 9th, 2020. First trailer: View: https://youtu.be/Og0htvEVqJQ This series might be good.:) But the...
  6. Grey Havoc

    An alternative to Soylent Green?

    ;) https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51019798
  7. Triton

    Grumman Horizontal Landing Logistics Spacecraft proposals

    Grumman Horizontal Landing Logistics Spacecraft proposals found on eBay. Source: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GRUMMAN-PROPOSALS-HORIZONTAL-LANDING-LOGISTICS-SPACECRAFT-REENTRY-VEHICLE-DESIGN-/132212492362?hash=item1ec87a884a:g:FUUAAOSwcB5ZMDzz
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    Soviet Union Manned Lunar Program...

    http://www.myspacemuseum.com/sovspac1.htm ;) http://www.astronautix.com/craft/lk.htm
  9. sferrin

    Candidate Space Shuttle Orbiters Wind Tunnel Studies 1969 NASA Langley Research

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBI1-lS7rmU "This December 1969 film looks at the candidate space shuttle orbiters using M=20 electron beam flow studies. This gives an interesting look at some of the proposed designs. The only tunnels at NASA Langley Research Center reaching that speed are in...
  10. Triton

    US planned to nuke the moon

    "Confirmed: US planned to nuke the moon" Published: 26 November, 2012, 21:13 Source: https://rt.com/usa/news/us-moon-nuclear-project-631/
  11. Graham1973

    Proposed Shuttle Payload: Modular Scanning Spectroradiometer

    Proposed test bed for advanced earth resources sensors, to be mounted in a standard Spacelab pallet. Preliminary Design Study, Shuttle Modular Scanning Spectroradiometer, Final Report https://ntrs.nasa.gov/api/citations/19760009075/downloads/19760009075.pdf
  12. Triton

    Lockheed Emergency Earth Orbital Escape Device (EEOED) 1969

    The Lockheed Emergency Earth Orbital Escape Device (EEOD) was a concept for a small capsule launched from a Titan/Agena booster or Saturn V that could be used to rescue the crew from an Apollo Applications Program (AAP)-based space station in Earth orbit, or permanently attached to such a...
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    Space Shuttle Eye Candy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFwqZ4qAUkE -1- Ignore this embedded video and go directly to YouTube -2- Select 720p HD format. -3- Do something else for about 90 minutes (long video, slow server) -4- Watch at full screen with your favorite cocktail. This is just-released NASA engineering...
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    Lewis Research Center Concepts

    Sorry, I don't have a scanner but there's a photo on page 7 of Secret Gadgets and Strange Gizmos by Bill Yenne that shows an ion engine. The caption reads: "The three technicians shown here in protective clothing have just emerged from cleaning in the residual toxic mercury atmosphere within...
  15. Skybolt

    PARSECS - 1960

    PARSECS stands for "Program for Astronomical Research and Scientific Experiments Concerning Space". It was a major effort by Boeing starting from the late 1957 to at least 1960 under the Model 854, 855 and 856 designations. Boeing envisioned, with input from preminent scientists and astronomers...
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    russian manned moonlander

    hello folks i know that there is a prototype of an Russian moonlander some where in Russia developed for the Russian manned voyage to the moon. I'm very curious of there were more Russian designs for manned moon or mars lander best regards T-50
  17. Skybolt

    Alternate "Saturns" from 1960

    1963, like rightly Scott says on his blog (http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=2640 showing gorgeous COLOR graphics of early Martin post-Saturns), was a great year for space and future. But what we'd say of 1960 ? The companies were not only working with great plans for a rather far-off future, after...
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    SERV - 1971 VTOVL alternate shuttle proposal

    From the astonautix site http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/shuttle.htm VTOVL orbital launch vehicle. Status: Study 1971. Manufacturer's Designation: SERV. Chrysler ballistic single stage to orbit alternate shuttle proposal of June 1971. This was the most detailed design study ever performed on...
  19. Triton

    Soviet Lunar Expeditionary Complex

    Can anyone recommend a good English source for information concerning Valentin Glusko's Lunar Expeditionary Complex beyond the Russian Space Web site and Astronautix, either books or websites? Does anyone have concept art they would be willing to share? I have been on the Buran web site. It's...
  20. sferrin

    The Marquardt Space Sled

    So many smart ass remarks come to mind. . .