After shockwaveriderz posted about the other GHS designs in his book "Earth Satellites and the Race for Space Superiority", I went browsing around on the net looking for an affordable copy of this 64 year old book.
Found one on ABE Books that happened to be located an a vendor local to me, the great old Barbers Book Store in downtown Fort Worth.
Here are the most interesting drawings in the book. A shame that only one is a full three view, but it is what it is. Still very interesting to me.
First drawing is of his concept for a larger experimental rocket plane, sort of an X-15 follow-on, the Griffon.
Next is a group illustration that includes the Griffon, a point to point intercontinental rocket transport called the Aeolus and an orbital rocket plane called the Nomad.
Lastly, a shuttle rocket called the Meteor that he envisioned be used to construct the first large manned space station.
Some interesting possibilities for rocket gliders and rockets......
Well, I ran this thread fairly far off topic. My apologies.
I did finish the Athena and posted pics over in the rocket glider forum. Link below:
I do hope the Estes Designers series continues. It might be a while before they work back to another G. Harry Stine fictional design, but I will keep my fingers crossed.
Looking forward to a couple of Antars when they hit the market.
Received a message from Estes today saying the Antars are now in stock.
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