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John Charles
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From: Houston, Texas, USA
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posted 05-28-2009 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Charles     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am looking for an illustration of the passenger-carrying module that SPACEHAB, Inc., originally proposed as a Shuttle payload in the early 1980s.

As you might know, the passenger module gained no traction, but SPACEHAB adapted its concept to NASA's needs and produced a series of successful single- and double-"middeck augmentation modules" that flew on many stand-alone missions and logistics missions to Mir and the ISS.

My interest is in illustrating what might have been in terms of providing a large, well-controlled sample population of volunteer research subjects for space physiology studies without bothering the professional astronauts.

I have Googled the www and specifically searched the collectSPACE message archives without success.

Anyone who has such an illustration, or can point me to one on the www or even in an actual book, is invited to share that illustration or info with me.

Many thanks!

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John Charles
Houston, Texas

mercsim
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From: Phoenix, AZ
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posted 05-28-2009 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mercsim   Click Here to Email mercsim     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are some good hollywood shots in the movie "Moonraker". I saw it on the shelf in a store yesterday and thought about picking it up. Looks like I need to go back...Otherwise Karma wouldn't have let you post the question...

Scott

John Charles
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posted 05-28-2009 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Charles     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mercsim:
There are some good hollywood shots in the movie "Moonraker"...

Scott, thanks--I hadn't thought of a dozen space Marines in the payload bay as volunteer research subjects, but maybe so...!

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John Charles
Houston, Texas

mercsim
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posted 05-29-2009 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mercsim   Click Here to Email mercsim     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was also the civilians in the orbiter that Bond and Goodhead flew to orbit. There was some quote like "let's see what our cargo is" and then he turned on a little monitor that showed them in their seats in the cargo bay (Spacehab).

Too nerdy that I remember that. But now you are forcing me to watch it again... Dang!

Scott

FFrench
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posted 06-04-2009 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott is correct... that was a different shuttle in the movie. The space marines were a later launch in the movie, from Vandenberg...

John Charles
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posted 06-13-2009 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Charles     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just in case anyone is laying awake at night wondering what the Citron-designed Space Shuttle passenger module might have looked like, you can see a few rough concepts from 1985 at Space Future.

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John Charles
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