| X-2 Space Ferry
X-2 Space Ferry (top view)
The X-2 Space Ferry is the top winged stage of a three stage orbital spaceship. It has five engines with a total thrust of 270 tons and would return from orbit like a glider. A fleet of twelve ferries are in operation day and night during the space station construction each with a crew of ten and payload of thirty-six tons. At the height of the work there will be as many as one launch every 4 hours!
This computer graphic space ship modeled is dedicated to rocket scientist Wernher Von Braun and the science fiction artist Chesley Bonestell and their ideas of space travel which inspired many children of the 50's generation to reach for the moon, planets and the distant stars high above the blue horizon. Check out the cool Space Shuttle Quicktime Movie