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EMPIRE Concept

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LMSC proposal to NASA, 1963

http://www.ninfinger.org/models/vault2004/EMPIRE/index.html
 

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Michel Van

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Re: EMPIRE Station Concept


Earth
Manned
Planetary
Interplanetary
Roundtrip
Expedition

NASA first studys for manned Planets Fly-by from 1962 to 1966
at the Marshall Space Flight Center's Future Projects Office, led by Heinz Koelle
head of project: Harry O. Ruppe
proposal by:
Ford's Aeronutronic
http://www.astronautix.com/craft/empronic.htm
General Dynamics/Astronautics led by Krafft Ehricke
http://www.astronautix.com/craft/empamics.htm
Lockheed's Missiles & Space Co.
http://www.astronautix.com/craft/empkheed.htm
 

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...EMPIRE has been pretty much established as one of the inspirations for the MPC Pilgrim/Observer kit, which IIRC either Polar Lights or Moebius is actually re-releasing later this year.
 

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Oh you mean this Pioneer Observer?

http://www.ninfinger.org/models/vault2004/mpc%20pilgrim%20observer/index.html

Here's the instruction sheet. It's too big to upload here so just get it from the link posted.
 

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