Amazing Retro Space Station Designs


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In our age of depleted space funding and sober expectations of life amid the stars, past visions of cosmic exploration can rekindle our curiosity and ambition. In this gallery, we'll explore some amazing space station designs from the past. Here we see an illustration from the 1960s of astronauts assembling reflector for a space station.


About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.