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From L+K 18/1992,

I don't know if we discuss this subject before or not,what was this VTOL Shuttle ?.
 

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From L+K 18/1992,

I don't know if we discuss this subject before or not,what was this VTOL Shuttle ?.
That was Martin-Marietta artwork to illustrate the "NIMF" Mars lander, a nuclear-powered vehicle capable of SSTO operation on Mars. This was something of an offshoot of the "Mars Direct" project. The actual NIMF design was a lot simpler and frankly duller than the artwork.
 

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