Monday, February 14, 2011

A Look At What Could be NASA's First Manned Planetary Explorer

From Dvice we get a look at NASA's Nautilus-X. The Non-Atmospheric Universal Transport Intended for Lengthy United States X-ploration is really NASA's first shot at what the future of deep space planetary exploration just may take the shape of.

Maybe not the prettiest thing going but does have some good ideas integrated into the structure. From the article:
  • The craft is designed to support a crew of six in deep space for anywhere between one month and two years at a stretch. It's got an integrated centrifuge to provide artificial gravity for its occupants, and the habitation modules are mostly inflatable.
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