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After Apollo is on The Moon


(NY21 – Aug.30) AFTER APOLLO IS ON THE MOON — This artist’s conception presents one view of what a 12 to 24 man spacecraft may look like when scientists begin to plan for space development after the Apollo landing on the moon. The target date for that project is 1970, after which may come development of space stations, flights to Mars and moon bases. This type of spacecraft would be launched in pieces and assembled in space by astronauts. Crew replacement and supplies would be brought in by smaller craft, left.

(APWirephoto Drawing) (b61000ho)1963

Douglas Astro at Astronautix

Image credit: Douglas

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Project Deimos (1964)

Project Deimos at Astronautix

Image credit: Douglas

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Rocket of The Future (1963)

(DN4) DALLAS, TEX. APR. 23 — ROCKET OF THE FUTURE — The Rombus rocket, capable of orbiting 500-ton payloads is shown in this artist’s drawing. Rombus and several other proposed future rocket concepts were described by John W. Stone, launch vehicles advanced studies manager for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, at the Manned Space Flight Conference in Dallas today. Rombus would be more than 400 feet tall and 120 feet in diameter. The launch pad would be a water-filled basin. (AP Wirephoto) (ft31430ho) (For use with Howard Benedict story) 1963

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ROMBUS at Astronautix

Image credit: Douglas

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Numbers Station

SDASM Archives