Dec 202008
 

Found in the Boeing Historical archive some years back was a piece of artwork dated 12/20/1965 illustrating a “work pod” for orbital use. It is a remarkable design for two reasons:

1) It looks fairly reasonable

3) It looks a *lot* like the EVA pods from “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

No other data on hand.

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 Posted by at 8:57 pm
  • Michel Van

    >It looks a *lot* like the EVA pods from “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

    i know that Kubrik look in a lot Space flight study almost for 2 years
    for his pet project “2001”
    can it be that this Boeing EVA pods was one of the thing He saw ?

  • DAD

    Check you spelling

  • Pat Flannery

    Stick some propellers on it, and it would look like a minisub.
    It’s not a bad design at all though – certainly beats the Bottle Suit with that rocket engine firing right above your head.

  • robin

    how does the operator look behind himself to use the ‘docking view port’?

  • admin

    > how does the operator look behind himself to use the ‘docking view port’?
    Probably just turns around. The inside of the pod looks pretty spacious, a situation aided by having the operator just in his underwear.

    Presumably there’d be another, simpler set of controls behind the pilot, for use in docking.

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