Atlas Space Station

Atlas Space Station at Atomic Rockets

Image credit: Convair

Image source: SDASM Archives

Migrator (Cutaway)

Image credit: Convair

Image source: SDASM Archives

Flyback Booster and Orbiter

Shuttle Program at Astronautix

Image credit: Convair

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Mars Convoy

EMPIRE at Astronautix

Image credit: Convair

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Ascent

EMPIRE at Astronautix

Image credit: Krafft Ehricke Papers / Convair

Image source: NASM

A MOL and a MOL

Above: A beautiful rendering of a Gemini B / MOL by Numbers Station favourite John Sentovic found in the Krafft Ehricke Papers. Below: Gorgeous artwork of the same by Lockheed artist Ludwik Źiemba. At first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking they were the same image, I certainly did. My guess is that both are based on the same cutaway by a McDonnell draughtsman. The industry term for this is, “heavily referenced.”

Gemini B/MOL at Astronautix

Image credit: Krafft Ehricke Papers / Lockheed

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Mike Acs

OTV in LLO w/ LSOC and LMs in BG

May I be so bold as to redirect you here, and an absorbing read on Atomic Rockets?

Orbit Transfer Vehicle at Atomic Rockets

Image credit: Convair

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Convair Migrator

An ad in a 1962 issue of Missiles & Rockets magazine describes this concept as a multi-purpose concept designated “Migrator.” Beginning in 1968, it could serve as a highly versatile, operational space station. “Migrator” will contain an onboard propulsion system, giving the vehicle the capability to migrate from one operational site to another, and will offer extended usefulness by serving as an interplanetary spacecraft.

Image credit: Convair

Image source: SDASM Archives

Experimental Manned Space Station

Atlas Space Station at Atomic Rockets

Image credit: Convair

Image source: SDASM Archives

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