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Saturday, October 21, 2006

NASA: Spider Space Station Concept

Description: A 1977 concept drawing for a space station. Known as the Spider concept, this station was designed to use Space Shuttle hardware. A solar array was to be unwound from the exhausted main fuel tank. The structure could then be formed and assembled in one operation. The main engine tank would then be used as a space operations control center, a Shuttle astronaut crew habitat, and a space operations focal point for missions to the Moon and Mars.

NASA Spider Space Station Concept

For Hi-Res images, click the link: Spider Space Station Concept (GRIN / Great Images in NASA).

For more information about history space station concepts check out the Space Station Concepts of the 1970's.


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Anonymous said...

Wow! what an idea ! What a concept ! Beautiful .. Amazing …