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Class: Manned. Type: Space Station. Nation: USA.

NASA studied several concepts in the 1980's using the 'wet workshop' approach to the capacious External Tank carried into orbit with every shuttle flight. Despite the incredible logic of this, NASA management never pursued it seriously - seeing it as an irresistable low-cost alternative to their own large modular space station plans.


Specification



STS External Tanks SSTS External Tanks S - Space station based on Shuttle external tank fitted out with surplus Skylab hardware from the National Air and Space Museum, concept of 1977.

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