Manned Orbiting Facility

Manned Orbiting Facility at Astronautix

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Jupiter Lunar Landing

From one of Jupiter’s 12 moons, earth astronauts gaze on this impressive, but bleak, view of the 86,900 mile-diameter planet. More than 316 times the mass of the Earth, Jupiter is seven times further from the sun than Earth; would require voyage of one to two months to reach at velocity of one million feet per second. Max Hunter, Douglas Aircraft Company engineer predicts economically feasible trips to Jupiter will be made through development of nuclear thrust spaceship engines. 

Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc. General Offices, Santa Monica, Calif.

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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.

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Douglas Astro at Astronautix

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