1951 space shuttle design

1951 space shuttle design

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 1951 space shuttle design. Plans drawn up in Germany in 1951 for a reusable spacecraft. The idea of a vehicle that could be used more than once for space missions, led to the US and Soviet shuttle programmes that started in the 1970s and 1980s.

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