In the early/mid 1950’s, work was performed at Goodyear Aircraft on the METEOR concept (“Manned Earth-Satellite Terminal Evolving From Earth-To-Orbit Ferry Rockets”). This was somewhat similar to the “Colliers” space program as envisioned by von Braun and others… just not so small and limited.Compare that sort of ambition to the incredibly slow, incredibly small, incredibly pointless International Space Station.
Below are artwork and drawings from one of the Goodyear Aircraft reports. hmm. I wonder where someone could go to get a copy of this report??????? Hmmmm…….