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North American Rotary-Wing Logistics Spacecraft

A mid-1960’s North American Aviation concept for a sorta-lifting body spacecraft that would use deployable rotors for landing. Functioning as an autogyro, these rotors...

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X-23 artwork

Currently on ebay is a lithograph of the Martin X-23 PRIME (Precision Reentry Including Maneuvering reEntry) subscale lifting body, a mid-1960’s program to build...

Large Satellite

A piece of artwork attributed to the DoD (1984 or before)  depicting a large structure being built in space. Since it’s DoD, it is...

McDonnell Model 176 Lifting Body Crowdfund Success

Recently APR Patrons/Subscribers and I were able to successfully crowdfund the purchase of a lot off ebay that included a few folders of vintage...

Shuttle Beam Builder art

Prior to Challenger, one piece of technology that was often touted as something that would be deployed by the Space Shuttle was the “beam...


HOTOL (HOrizontal Take Off and Landing) was a British Aerospace concept for a single stage to orbit airbreathing launch vehicle, originating in the mid...
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The space future we didn’t get

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“Vanguard to Dyna Soar”

I’ve just made available to subscribers and Patrons at the $11 and up level a mid-1961 Honeywell booklet describing the space projects they were...

Planning for the future in space: 1963

Pages from a Convair report on Post-Nova launch vehicles, 1963. This was for a contract to NASA-Marshall, and explains what the future of space...

China launches Tianzhou 4 cargo ship for space station

China launched the Tianzhou 4 cargo freighter for the country's space station Monday, beginning a resupply mission to stage hardware, propellant, and provisions at the complex before arrival of the next long-duration crew in June.

More Starlink satellites ride into orbit on predawn launch of Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center at first light Friday with 53 Starlink internet satellites, completing an all-nighter of space operations just five hours after returning four astronauts to a splashdown off the west coast of Florida.

Splashdown of SpaceX capsule caps busy season of space station crew rotations

Four astronauts returned to Earth from the International Space Station early Friday with a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, the sixth crew launch or landing in support of the station program in fewer than 50 days.
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