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Old November 27 2008, 10:13 AM   #1
GodThingFormerly
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Andrew Probert's ST:TMP Dry Dock to be Orbited by 2020!

Well, not exactly, but I am rather struck by the aesthetic and operational similarities between Andrew's ST:TMP dry dock structure and this real-world proposal from 2004 by USAF Research Laboratory engineer James Michael Snead for a "Space Logistics Base" to assemble and support CisLunar transfer vehicles.



Snead's paper detailing the above concept can be downloaded as a PDF from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics website.

Cosmic thoughts, ladies?

TGT
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