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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2020 10:13 p.m. PST

"The US Pentagon in designing a mini space station that will be used for research and development, training and operational missions.

The Department of Defense has awarded a contract to the Sierra Nevada Corporation, allowing the aerospace firm to transform its Shooting Star transport vehicle into an orbital outpost.

Shooting Star is a 16-foot cargo craft designed to hold 10,000 pounds and was originally developed for NASA resupply mission to the International Space Station…"


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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2020 10:21 p.m. PST

Nah, that one's been set up on the far side of the moon, for ages, e.g. since back in the 1970s, of course. ;-)

Still, the idea of an orbital outpost, or outposts is indeed interesting. Seems a bit small though, for more than a lifeboat station, or for very, very short periods of occupation.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2020 11:41 a.m. PST



Tgunner01 Aug 2020 3:41 p.m. PST

Go read Ian Douglas' Semper Mars.



Uparmored02 Aug 2020 2:24 a.m. PST

Space Force…Always above..

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2020 4:12 p.m. PST



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