Author Topic: Wernher von Braun's concept for a space shuttle in the 1950s  (Read 3407 times)

Offline Hoonte

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Offline simonbp

There's more technical data about WvB's shuttle (or "ferry rocket" as he called it) in "The Mars Project", recently republished by Apogee...

To keep within what he thought was feasible technology, von Braun envisioned a rocket larger than the eventual Saturn V, made mostly of steel and powered by vast amounts of hypergolic propellants. It was too big, too inefficient, and cost way too much. But, theoretically it could have actually flown...

Simon ;)