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Space station concept
Space station concept
Space station concept
Space station concept
Space station concept
Space station concept
Space station concept

PICTURES OF THE WEEK: Space-station concepts. Above, top, from 1929, Herman Noordung's three-module station, comprised of the habitat, the machine room, and the observatory, each connected by an umbilical. The Earth is in the background, while the station is in a geosynchronous orbit 26,000 miles up, on the median of Berlin. Second, from 1952, Dr. Wernher von Braun's early space station concept -- a 250-foot-wide wheel that would rotate to provide artificial gravity -- illustrated by Chelsey Bonestell for an article in Collier's magazine. Third, from 1959, an orbiting lab pictured in the NASA publication Space - The New Frontier. Fourth, A 1960 concept image of the United States Air Force's proposed Manned Orbiting Laboratory. Transit to and from the lab would be by way of a Gemini capsule launched atop a Titan rocket, with a tour of duty of two astronaut-inhabitants to last 30 days. Fifth, from 1968, the space station from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Used as a transfer point from Earth orbit to the moon and other planets, it featured an orbital hotel run by Hilton Hotels and a Howard Johnson's restaurant. Sixth, from the 1970s, an artist's depiction of two O'Neill cylinders. Each is 5 miles in diameter and 20 miles long, and intended to be a permanent habitat for a space colony. Seventh, interior of one of the cylinders, with strips of land alternating with massive windows.



This week at Saturday Night Uforia:
In the News 1949In the News 1949

PART TWO -- Starting with a whimper but ending with a bang, 1949 would be the pivotal year which would set the terms for public debate over the next twenty years -- and beyond.

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Death of Captain MantellThe Death of Captain Mantell

PART ONE -- An intricate examination of the details behind the story of a twenty-five year old fighter pilot who died while in pursuit of an unknown flying object -- and the controversy which still swirls today.

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In the News 1949In the News 1949

PART THREE -- Starting with a whimper but ending with a bang, 1949 would be the pivotal year which would set the terms for public debate over the next twenty years -- and beyond.


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Death of Captain MantellThe Death of Captain Mantell

PART TWO -- An intricate examination of the details behind the story of a twenty-five year old fighter pilot who died while in pursuit of an unknown flying object -- and the controversy which still swirls today.


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Death of Captain MantellThe Death of Captain Mantell

PART THREE -- An intricate examination of the details behind the story of a twenty-five year old fighter pilot who died while in pursuit of an unknown flying object -- and the controversy which still swirls today.






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Radar and Telemetering Equipment to Track the X-15 During Supersonic Flight, at Edwards Air Base

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