Flyback Booster and Orbiter

Shuttle Program at Astronautix

Image credit: Convair

Image source: SDASM Archives

Recoverable Booster

Shuttle Program at Astronautix

Image credit: Convair

Image source: SDASM Archives

Booster Separation

Exploring Tomorrow in Space
Thomas Becker
Sterling, 1972

Shuttle Program at Astronautix

Image credit: Grumman

Image source: Numbers Station

S-69-4050

Shuttle DC-3 at Astronautix

Image credit: McDonnell Douglas

Image source: Mike Acs

Size Comp

Shuttle DC-3 at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA MSC

Image source: Mike Acs

Base Construction

Shuttle DC-3 at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA MSC

Image source: Mike Acs

S-69-4058

Shuttle DC-3 at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA MSC

Image source: Mike Acs

Grumman/Boeing 2-Stage Concepts

Shuttle H-33 at Astronautix

Image credit: Grumman

Image source: Mike Acs

H-33 by Craig Kavafes

Shuttle H-33 at Astronautix

Image credit: Grumman

Image source: Mike Acs

From Space Station ’80

Orbiter and booster both returned to earth in this version of the shuttle.

Space Station ’80
by Lou Jacobs, Jr.
Hawthorn Books, 1973

Star Clipper at Astronautix

Image credit: Lockheed

Image source: Numbers Station

Mission Profile

Shuttle Program at Astronautix

Image credit; McDonnell Douglas

Image source: Mike Acs

Boeing Winged Booster

X-20 Dyno-Soar at Astronautix

Image credit: North American Aviation

Image source: AFMC 

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