LORL

Three-armed LORL is shown in this artist’s sketch. Center hub, which contains parking area for several space ferries, does not rotate and thus remains weightless. Under the parking area is a laboratory for study of weightlessness. The three arms rotate around the hub to create artificial gravity. Cutaway of one arm shows it to contain a series of rooms for other laboratory requirements and studies.

Orbiting Stations: Stopovers to Space Travel

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

LORL at Astronautix

Image credit: North American Aviation

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LORL (Lockheed)

Three-armed LORL is shown in this artist’s sketch. Center hub, which contains parking area for several space ferries, does not rotate and thus remains weightless. Under the parking area is a laboratory for study of weightlessness. The three arms rotate around the hub to create artificial gravity. Cutaway of one arm shows it to contain a series of rooms for other laboratory requirements and studies.

Orbiting Stations: Stopovers to Space Travel

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

LORL at Astronautix

Image credit: Lockheed

Image source: Numbers Station

Moon Town

Lockheed’s Extended Lunar Operations was an extensive lunar base development program that would (after Ranger, Surveyor, and Apollo) have begun with the delivery of ELO modules by Saturn C-5s in 1969, an interim lunar exploratory base constructed in mid 1971 and a permanent base complete by 1975.

Image credit: Lockheed

Image source: Apollo4Ever

Ship Built in Space

Image credit: Boeing Aircraft Company

Image source: Apollo4Ever

Crew Exchange Mission

Image credit: North American Rockwell

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Numbers Station

Ed Dempsey

Outpost III

Convair Outpost at Astronautix

Image credit: Convair

Image source: SDASM Archives

Artist’s Rendering

Image credit: North American Rockwell

Image source: Numbers Station

X-30

X-30 at Astronautix

Space Station 1970 at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA

Orbital Workshop

Skylab at Astronautix

Image credit: McDonnell Douglas

Image source: SDASM Archives

Outpost

Convair Outpost at Astronautix

Image credit: Convair

Image source: SDASM Archives