The Next Steps

Inside the cockpit of a shuttlecraft, with the pilot and co-pilot preparing for docking with a space station.

The shuttlecraft docked with the station -in this case a top docking, but a nose docking is also possible. Two other shuttlecraft are seen, each of a slightly different configuration, since this scene looks forward to a time when shuttles, like aircraft today, will be specially designed according to their functions.

Our World in Space by Isaac Asimov & Robert McCall (1974)

Image credit: Robert McCall

Image source: Numbers Station

Astronaut Firing His Maneuvering Unit

Our World in Space by Isaac Asimov & Robert McCall (1974)

Image credit: Robert McCall

Mars Vehicles

EMPIRE at Astronautix

Image credit: Convair

Image source: SDASM Archives

Venus Flyby / Pluto Landing

Convair Electra at Atomic Rockets

Image credit: Convair

Image source: SDASM Archives