see the link below - but given the present state of flux in the program -
Ares I is again being traded against military boosters by the Obama Admin,
and Altair is in a reallly early state of design, even Orion is probably
less mature than the Block I CSM models that we still complain about, I tend
to think now is now a good time for models of these vehicles.
I have a couple of 1:144 solid boosters in the scraps bin from that
'Con a couple of years back, the top two stages from my 1:144 Apollo/
Saturn. Decals can be made.
Yeah I could bash this one and have it about as accurate as any Revell
Or I can wait another generation. 8-P
Yes, I figure that any models produced now will look considerably
different than the final vehicles actually will appear, but that's
half the reason I'd like to have them. I'd love to have some models
of the prototypes of the LM from the Apollo program as well.
In the initial pre-proposal study Grumman's entry was called "The Bug" - a
small spacecraft with seated astronauts, one engine for both descent and
ascent and a short stay to run out and grab samples. The two stage design
followed with 5 legs, four big windows in the ascent stage, seated
astronauts, a rounded descent stage, a forward hatch that could dock with
the CSM and shett metal Whipple shields. The final design featured four
legs, two small canted windows and standing astronauts.
There were also some interesting one stage does it all design from North
American, and Apollo rescue vehicle based on Gemini fron MacDonald.
Then there was the Gemini MOL lab program.- a spy in the sky with crew
A study on using a S IVB wet workshop and CSM to circumnavigate Venus.
Apollo Applications with LM cargo vehicles, LM Taxis and LM Habitats
and many others
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