CLEARANCE: Top Secret
- Jun 14, 2006
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Great find, thanx !
...I posted the link to this several years ago to sci.space.history. It's essentially a support, research and inspiration page for those designing addons for Orbiter. The real surprises at the time was that they actually cited sources, and it wasn't just ripped off en masse from Mark Wade's site.blackstar said:That's a really nice compilation. I was going to complain about the lack of citations for all the data until I scrolled down to the bottom. It's very extensive.
This is a Grumman Model Lunar Module by Precision. The base is made of Plexi and I believe this to be a pre-flight model as evidenced by the markings on the base. The base is about 10 inches across and the model sits about 7 inches high.
you got a source on that, eric ?flateric said:anyone, any more info on that?
Mmmmm... really interesting!!flateric said:Igor Afanasyev of Novosti Kosmonavtiki (www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru) sent me this image labeled 'Chance Vought LM 1962' asking if any further info available.Michel Van said:you got a source on that, eric ?
watermark at top left corner says 'Astronautics Division'
The same arrangement forseen for the Russian LK lander.blackstar said:That's really interesting. It looks like they only used a single engine, with the descent stage essentially consisting of landing legs and fuel tanks that would be dropped on the surface and the same engine used for descent and ascent.
I work with him. A week ago he was showing us a video of his landing.Igor Bezyaev said:Today I try to imagine Niel Armstrong down-climbing this Martin design in cumbering A7L space suit ... and there is result of it.
Well, the Russians got a very late start to all of this. The timelines don't match. But I agree that a smaller spacecraft is easier to build than a big one.Igor Bezyaev said:I understood one more of the reason why NASA rejected Direct Flight. Look at the situation presented on the illustration below. Who will be the first?
...Actually, the fun thing to imagine would be Pete Conrad trying to climb down from such a spacecraft. I'd pseudoquote him verbatim, but as Pete was a "master of the colorful metaphor", were I to do so Dwayne's head would explodeIgor Bezyaev said:Today I try to imagine Niel Armstrong down-climbing this Martin design in cumbering A7L space suit ...