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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

CONTINUITY: NASA's Ambitious Original Plans for Apollo

With the exception of Skylab, all of these plans came to naught as the NASA budget was cut to fund the Vietnam war and “Great Society” welfare programs. Yes, the manned Venus fly-by concept was really a thing: here is the 1967 study of such a mission by NASA contractor Bellcomm. Gerald Brennan's Island of Clouds is a fictional account of that mission.

Posted at October 20, 2021 12:16