Feb 022010

A large format drawing of an unmanned inter-orbital shuttle, using a NERVA engine and launched atop a Saturn V/INT-21 launch vehicle (with the NERVA possibly carried within the cargo bay of a Space Shuttle). Other companies designed their own versions, but NAR’s design was by far the longest and pointiest. The NERVA engine was designed to be removable and replaceable, with servicing again done in a Shuttle cargo bay. Yeeeeesh.



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