The Rockwell C-1057, a proposed alternative to the built Space Shuttle, with a transverse cargo bay, nick-named “The Breadbox”.

sagansense:


Discovery’s Last Ride

via supersonic-youth

sagansense:

Discovery’s Last Ride

via supersonic-youth

(via macacafuscata)

dearj-:

This is the third vehicle in the Soviet Buran program — 2.01, or “Baikal.” Buran was built as a response to the American shuttle program, as the shuttle had a much larger Low-Earth Orbit cargo capacity than anything contemporaneous, and as such, posed a military threat. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the only orbited vehicle “Buran” (launched unmanned in 1988 for a three and a half hour orbital mission) was destroyed in a hangar collapse at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in 2002. In 2011, 2.01 was moved (and "renovated") for display at the MAKS air show.
I like to think of it as rising from the ashes, but the chances of these guys flying again is slim. (via Retronaut)

dearj-:

This is the third vehicle in the Soviet Buran program — 2.01, or “Baikal.” Buran was built as a response to the American shuttle program, as the shuttle had a much larger Low-Earth Orbit cargo capacity than anything contemporaneous, and as such, posed a military threat. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the only orbited vehicle “Buran” (launched unmanned in 1988 for a three and a half hour orbital mission) was destroyed in a hangar collapse at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in 2002. In 2011, 2.01 was moved (and "renovated") for display at the MAKS air show.

I like to think of it as rising from the ashes, but the chances of these guys flying again is slim. (via Retronaut)

fabforgottennobility:

la Terra & lo Shuttle

fabforgottennobility:

la Terra & lo Shuttle

(via for-all-mankind)

for-all-mankind:

projectretro-rocket:

What does it mean!?

The first of only four times two stacks have been completed and near each other at the same time.

for-all-mankind:

projectretro-rocket:

What does it mean!?

The first of only four times two stacks have been completed and near each other at the same time.

(via sakrea)

discoverynews:

Beautiful…
timelightbox:

Dan Winters grew up during the golden age of space reporting and is one few who have mastered the craft of photographing space launches. The magnificent images in his new book, Last Launch, prove that he is a virtuoso at his work.
See more photos here.

discoverynews:

Beautiful…

timelightbox:

Dan Winters grew up during the golden age of space reporting and is one few who have mastered the craft of photographing space launches. The magnificent images in his new book, Last Launch, prove that he is a virtuoso at his work.

See more photos here.

(via deepspacelove)

Business end of the Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs).

Business end of the Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs).