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NASA Space Station Concepts

Michel Van

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A BELLCOMM, INC. studie from July 23, 1968
by E. D. Marion J. A. Schelke

they proposed an smaller Space Station concept against Skylab (and MOL)!
Modules launch by Titan IIIM, with modified Gemini B capsule
the module are 17 ft long and 15ft ø weight 21,200 to 12,100 lb
Power system a 3 kw or 5 kw Brayton/Isotope system
this system permitted launch diverse Mission
one: Earth Looking
2 modules each 2 men
two: Astronomy
2 modules each 2 men and third module with Astronomical hardware
three: Physical Sciences
2 modules, one with 2 men, second is unmanned
four: Military
1 module with 2 men (contemporary to MOL mission)

first 3 mission types resupply ever 90 day with a unmanned Atlas Agena
the logistic module has a data return capsule
the Military mission stay only 2 to 4 months in orbit, so they need no resupply
intriguing is that Martion and Schelke propose next to USAF mission (analog to MOL) even Hybrid NASA / USAF missions !

total cost for program was estimated for $16 billion in 2011 US dollar

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19790072595_1979072595.pdf
 

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Artist's impression of NASA three radial module space station concept circa 1962 found on eBay.

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I'm currently the high bidder. Back off, man!

 

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NASA Space Operations Center concept photo circa 1982 found on eBay.

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Lithograph of McDonnell Douglas Space Station concept from 1970 found on eBay.

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Well know one of the Beastie Boy has to be space geek... The Radial Module Space Station and the Big Apollo both showed up in the artwork for 1998's HELLO NASTY album. Along with their own fanciful version of that station.
 

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XP67_Moonbat said:
Well know one of the Beastie Boy has to be space geek... The Radial Module Space Station and the Big Apollo both showed up in the artwork for 1998's HELLO NASTY album. Along with their own fanciful version of that station.

Feh. Managed to gt the acceleration vectors *completely* wrong.
 

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So did "Moonraker"...

"A" for effort, guess Hollywood mistakes are nothing new...

Later! OL J R :)
 

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luke strawwalker said:
So did "Moonraker"...

"A" for effort, guess Hollywood mistakes are nothing new...

Later! OL J R :)

See the design again... yes your right
 
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