OM said:...Define what you mean by "designations"?
...Correct. In fact, the proposal called for the same identical docking procedures currently used by the Shuttle.Matej said:If you mean docking to the ISS, the port is on the top of the mission module. Take a better look on the first and the last picture.
The dual axis is basically a Centaur. Less boiloff since the tanks have little surface area that way.Triton said:Lockheed Martin Dual Thrust Axis Lander (DTAL) concept from 2007.
Does anyone have a copy of the Lockheed Martin lunar lander concepts document that contains theDual Thrust Axis Lander (DTAL) concept in PDF format that they would be willing to share and/or attach?
...Some of these I actually haven't seen before, tho. The DTAL one we originally laughed at, calling it "Dick Tracy's Space Coupe".mz said:A lot of this stuff is outside NASA's Apollo on Steroids mindset.
I fear you may be overestimating the voting public's interest in the space program. Unfortunately it seems that neither the left nor the right leaning citizenry are very excited by NASA spending nowadays. In simplistic terms one could say that the "Blue" side thinks the money should be spent "right here on Earth" while the "Red" side doesn't want it spent at all..Skybolt said:According to the last news, now it's up to the Congress. Surely the Dems face a disaster in mid-term election in at least three swing states (and maybe in California, too) if they don't reinstate the fundings. It can be seen as a job-creating measure, like the Shuttle was in early '70s. Back then the President
had more guts... (oooops) was different.
Pesky foreigners - next thing you know they'll be demanding websites with endings like .co.uk or .co.jp rather than .com! Dogs!!royabulgaf said:seem to be used for giving joy rides to foreigners
Back in the 1950's, when the post-WWII space enthusiasts were getting written up in the popular press, I don't remember seeing the subject of cost addressed anywhere. The semi-technical literature shortly after seemed to indicate that everybody thought that the cost of manned spaceflight would be about one order of magnitude greater than that of atmospheric flight. Unfortunately, the cost turned out to be more like four orders of magnitude greater.royabulgaf said:Unless space travel somehow becomes a lot cheaper, the only manned spaceflights will be Salyuts [sic] to the ISS.
And spelling words like "color" and "armor" with extraneous u's.starviking said:
URL: http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20070024872_2007023593.pdfThis viewgraph presentation examines flight hardware elements of the Constellation Program (CxP) and the utilization of the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), Evolvable Expendable Launch Vehicles (EELVs) and Ares launch vehicles for NEO missions.