For spacemen. And earth families.

This silent morning, on Space Shuttle #28, breakfast will probably begin with Tang.

Imagine a spaceship that carries 12 passengers and lands as easily as an airplane. It will be ferrying back and forth to space by the late 1970’s.
And if the future is like the present, Tang will be there in its galley. Just as it’s on your kitchen table.
Nutritious, orange-flavored Tang. The instant breakfast drink with more Vitamin C than orange juice.
No matter where you are.

Tang. For spacemen. And earth families.

Image credit: Convair

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MDAC Phase B

Image credit: McDonnell Douglas

Image source: Stellar Views

Russ Arasmith Drawings

Image credit: NASA

Image credit: NASA MSFC

Dyna-Soar Space Glider

(NY28-March II) DYNA-SOAR PROJECT FACES HURDLES–This is an artist’s conception of the Dyna-Soar manned space glider of which the Air Force faces possible loss or severe cutback. Artist shows here how the pilot of the space craft will discard the cockpit heat shield while orbiting in the airlessness of space in order to make scientific observations while circling the globe. (U.S. Air Force Photo via AP Wire photo)(see budget story by Fred S. Hoffman) (pr21128fls) 1963

(LA8-Sept. 20) DYNA-SOAR IN FLIGHT — This artist’s concept of how the Dyna-Soar space ship will be put into orbit around the earth depicts the burnout of the strap-on solid fuel motors and the ignition of the Titan III first stage engines as the solid-fuel motor falls away. Successive stages will blast the Dyna-Soar into an orbit 100 miles high at speeds of more than 17,000 miles and hour. (U.S. Air Force Photo via AP Wirephoto) (rhs51340) 1962

Boeing X-20 Dyno-Soar at Astronautix

Image credit: Boeing

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The Next Steps

Inside the cockpit of a shuttlecraft, with the pilot and co-pilot preparing for docking with a space station.

The shuttlecraft docked with the station -in this case a top docking, but a nose docking is also possible. Two other shuttlecraft are seen, each of a slightly different configuration, since this scene looks forward to a time when shuttles, like aircraft today, will be specially designed according to their functions.

Our World in Space by Isaac Asimov & Robert McCall (1974)

Image credit: Robert McCall

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NAR 130 & Booster

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