|Apollo capsule atop its Saturn V rocket as shown on this original press kit ...|
After that, we had three decades of low earth orbit airplane-shaped spaceships that embodied the next generation's shape of space adventure ... although at much lower altitudes. For that generation, Sierra Nevada is building the Dream Catcher to take crews back to the International Space Station in shuttle-like style (although at a smaller scale).
|The last capsule got us to the moon. The next one ... farther, |
just where, only time and our national backbone will tell!
Image courtesy of NASA
|The shape of things to come ... Orion ... Image courtesy of NASA/Bill Stafford|
|... Dragon ... Image courtesy of NASA|
|Will there come a day when humans look back upon Earth from Saturn themselves? |
What shape will that spacecraft take? Earth is the brightest dot below the rings to the right.
Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
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