Space delivery – The partnership of the space ferry and the manned laboratory is demonstrated in this sketch. Here astronauts in a Douglas Astro ferry approach a huge space station with fresh supplies of food and test equipment. Eventually, experimental orbiting stations may give way to orbiting terminals for space travelers of the future.
Orbiting Stations: Stopovers to Space Travel Irwin Stambler G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1965
(ADVANCE FOR AMS OF TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, WITH SPACECRAFT STORY)
(NY11-Feb. 24) WINGLESS, PILOTED SPACECRAFT TO BE TESTED — This is an artist’s conception of the wingless, piloted spacecraft that can be maneuvred over 1,000 miles for landing after re-entering the atmosphere. The craft, shown leaving the vicinity of the earth for a mission in space, is slated for testing in the early spring. The new concept, knowing as the “M-2 Lifting Body,” was to be unveiled Tuesday by scientists of the Ames Research Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, at Moffett Field, Calif.
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(NY21 – Aug.30) AFTER APOLLO IS ON THE MOON — This artist’s conception presents one view of what a 12 to 24 man spacecraft may look like when scientists begin to plan for space development after the Apollo landing on the moon. The target date for that project is 1970, after which may come development of space stations, flights to Mars and moon bases. This type of spacecraft would be launched in pieces and assembled in space by astronauts. Crew replacement and supplies would be brought in by smaller craft, left.