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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

Image source(s):

Numbers Station

SDASM Archives

Saturn RIFT

RIFT at Astronautix

Image credit: Convair

Image credit: SDASM Commons


Image source: National Archives

Image credit: USAF

Image source: Mike Acs