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Hermann Noordung's depiction of his three-unit space station concept from 1929.

This 1929 Hermann Noordung image depicts a three-unit space station as seen from a space ship. Hermann Potocnik (1892-1929), also known as Herman Noordung, created the first detailed technical drawings of a space station. The three units were the habitat, the machine room, and the observatory, each connected by an umbilical. The Earth is in the background, approximately 26,000 miles away. The station in this image is roughly above Cameroon's southern tip, in a geosynchronous orbit on the median of Berlin.

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Hermann Noordung's depiction of his space station habitat wheel from 1929.

1929 Hermann Noordung depiction of a space station habitat wheel. Hermann Potocnik (1892-1929), also known as Herman Noordung, created the first detailed technical drawings of a space station. Power was generated by collecting sunlight through the concave mirror in the center. This was one of three components of Noordung's space station. The other two were the observatory and the machine room, each connected to the habitat by an umbilical.

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Hi,

Noordung, being considered the first "space architect", is now part of my widening interests. Here are some interesting links and useful resources.

Noordung Wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Poto%C4%8Dnik

KSEVT:
http://www.culture.si/en/Cultural_Centre_of_European_Space_Technologies_(KSEVT)

Science Wonder Stories - August 1929
artwork by Frank R. Paul

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Hi,

Recently published in instagram with #noordung hashtag…

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