Artwork of the VentureStar reusable launch vehicle

Artwork of the VentureStar reusable launch vehicle

S230/0016 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 67.3MB

Downloadable file size: 5.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature X-Planes

Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: VentureStar. Artwork of the VentureStar Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) in orbit over the Earth. A development of the X-33 rocket, VentureStar is a proposed RLV design which is intended to cut launch costs by 90% when it replaces the Space Shuttle. It will be launched vertically using the seven efficient aerospike rocket engines. The rockets and fuel tanks will all be contained within the fuselage. On its return to Earth, VentureStar will glide through the atmosphere, using its fins to steer as the fuselage creates lift. The X-33 and VentureStar are due to fly in 1999 and 2004 respectively.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: art, artwork, plane, shuttle successor, space flight, space shuttle, spacecraft, spaceflight, venturestar, venturestar launch vehicle, x-33

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.