Friday, 16 December 2011

Radial-arm space station

Unfoldable, rotating goodness from 1962

2 comments:

Jason said...

I'd like to see something like this made from TransHab modules. You'd probably get more volume and it would likely cost less. Hook up an ion drive and you've got yourself a decent inter-planetary ship.

Cthel said...

Good to see the LORL again; it's just a shame that particular design required a launcher in the Saturn V class to build.

Still, if SpaceX can get the Falcon Heavy lift to work, we might get a more compact version by the middle of the century...