NASA's 1975 vision of space colonization (pictures)
by CNET News.com | November 27, 2012, 12:00pm PST | Image 1 of 13
In the forward, NASA Administrator James Fletcher called the study a big-picture question for humankind: "To assess the human and economic implications as well as technical feasibility, the participants in this effort have provided us with a vision that will engage our imagination and stretch our minds."
Here, for example, is a cutaway view of ring shaped Toroidal colonies, exposing the interior. Click on for more illustrations from the study.
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I have an old dog eared copy of Arthur C. Clarkes
Based on design and performance to date the Falcon launch vehicle is way ahead of anything in its class. It had to shut down an engine mid-flight and recalculate orbital parameters in real-time for a nominal insertion. Consider me impressed!
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