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Saturn V 2.0 - Convair Nexus
« on: 05/19/2022 08:08 am »
How To Fly An Entire Moon Base In One Go

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In the early 1960s, as NASA was planning to go to the moon with the Saturn 5, engineers got to work planning out the possibility of a permant human presence on the moon.

 A 100 man moon base that would not only require 33,000 pounds of materials per earth year to run, but 3 and a half million pounds to construct -

70 times than that of the then planned Orbital Space Shuttle.

Thus a new chemical fuel mega-rocket would need to be created. a Saturn 2.0 if you would, that would be able to launch a vast mass of payload into space -

perhaps even nuclear upper stages.

The pitch was thrown out by the NASA future projects office in 1962, and Conviar answered the call. Unlike the other projects under development, such as advanced versions of the saturn V or the Nova Booster - which we will cover in the future, Convair saw the millions of pounds of payload capacity as a challenge. And just like the manly men they are, they designed a rocket that could do it all at once.

This was the Convair Nexus

There is more in the post to read.

« Last Edit: 05/21/2022 02:53 am by catdlr »
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Re: How To Fly An Entire Moon Base In One Go
« Reply #1 on: 05/19/2022 05:16 pm »
The Japanese space program could do the same if it also had an unlimited budget.



(disclaimer: this is my fictional concept)
« Last Edit: 05/19/2022 09:01 pm by Pipcard »

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