Wednesday, April 3, 2013

NASA Mega-Rocket Could Lead to Skylab 2 Deep Space Station

NASA Mega-Rocket Could Lead to Skylab 2 Deep Space Station

With a little tinkering, the upper-stage hydrogen propellant tank of NASA’s huge Space Launch System rocket would make a nice and relatively cheap deep-space habitat, some researchers say. They call the proposed craft “Skylab II,” an homage to the 1970s Skylab space station that was a modified third stage of a Saturn V moon rocket.