The Marquardt Space Sled

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So many smart ass remarks come to mind. . .
 

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sferrin said:
So many smart ass remarks come to mind. . .

OH yes ;D

but let get serious, how to hell fly that thing ?
 

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...I want one, but does it come with an 8-Track player or a pair of "Go Gulf!" magnetic horseshoes for the trunk?
 

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Michel Van said:
Just a artistic interpretation of a MMU unit could look like...

Not exactly. The USAF Museum in Dayton has one of these on display (the Marquardt space sled). It was a real effort that produced actual hardware (that did not fly in space). As memory serves, it was a Gemini-era program to provide an alternative to the MMU developed for Gemini, something with more capacity and presumably easier to pilot.
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