Space-Age Station

A spaceport and supply rocket designed by the Martin Marietta Corporation in mid-air in this scene from the Hall of Science space show. In such a port, astronauts may orbit for half a year.

New York World’s Fair 1964/1965
Official Souvenir Book
Time Life, 1964

X-24 at Astronautix

Image credit: Martin Marietta

Image source: Numbers Station

Cover Art

Orbiting Stations: Stopovers to Space Travel

by Irwin Stambler
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1965

X-24 at Astronautix

Image credit: Martin Marietta

Image source: Numbers Station

Ready Or Not!

A Lockheed artist’s impression of a novel method of taking a unique and untried method of orbital delivery and making it even more unique and more untried. As my wife said to me in the giftshop of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, “Baby, I’ll take the car and see you up there!”

X-24C at Astronautix

Image credit: Lockheed

Image source: AFMC 

Martin Art Department

X-24 at Astronautix

Image credit: Martin Marietta