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Orbiting Stations: Stopovers to Space Travel
Irwin Stambler
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1965

X-24 at Astronautix

Image credit: Martin Marietta

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Martin Apollo

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L. Apollo is pictured here by an artist of The Martin Co., one of three leading Space Age manufacturers awarded study contracts on project by NASA. Apollo was a god of Ancient Greece, son of Clymene and Titan. This is nicely appropriate, since Martin produces the mighty Titan intercontinental ballistic missile.

R. The Apollo lunar spacecraft planned to carry 3 crewmen on round trip between earth and the moon is shown above here enroute among the stars. Protruding fan-shapes are solar arrays to gather energy from sun for use aboard. Apollo was said to have been the triumphant participant in Olympic games. Homer called him the “god of prophecy.”

America’s Mightiest Missile

by Larry Eisinger
Arco Publishing, 1961

Apollo Martin 410 at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA

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Mike Acs

Numbers Station


This is a Martin Co. engineering design of a shuttle vehicle to carry five men, or an equivalent amount of equipment, to a rendezvous in orbit with a space station. After delivering it’s load, this vehicle returns to earth by following a glide pattern and slowing in the earth’s atmosphere until landing speed can be attained.

SLOMAR at Secret Projects Forum

Image credit: Martin

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Project X-33

X-33 at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA

Image source: NASA DFRC

Gorsuch Saturn Expedition

Image credit: Martin Marietta

Image source: Ed Dempsey

Martin Art Department

X-24 at Astronautix

Image credit: Martin Marietta