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New russsian spacecraft to reach moon...

I'll believe it when I see it fly... :)
Whats with the haziness at the top of the craft? Looks like something has been smudged out...

 http://english.pravda.ru/sc...
http://english.pravda.ru/img/2005/02/klipper4.jpg

Anatoly Perminov the director of Roskosmos said that the new Russian spaceship would be capable of flying not only to the International Space Station, but to the Moon as well.
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We plan to expose the spacecraft this year at the aerospace show in Le Bourget, Perminov said.


The new spacecraft will be very comfortable.
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We have always been concerned with the lack of room for crewmembers in modern spaceships, where they could live. When I personally boarded a spaceship in the cosmonaut training center, I realized how tough living conditions are for three members of the crew there. Klipper's capsule, where cosmonauts will be staying, is outfitted with comfortable armchairs for six members of the crew, like in an airliner. The new craft is capable of landing on usual aerodromes with first-class blacktop, as a conventional airplane.

It will most likely be the Zenith carrier rocket that will take Klipper to the orbit. Unlike Buran that was fixed to the Energia rocket on a side, Klipper will be placed on top of the carrier rocket.
This kind of construction will be a lot more economical, the specialist believes.

The new spacecraft weighs 14.5 tons. It can deliver up to 700 kilos of cargo to the space station and bring 500 kilos of cargo back. The ship provides cosmonauts with much better conditions when they return to the Earth. Klipper is meant for 25 launches, Itar Tass reports.
By netchicken: posted on 19-2-2005

Wow! What a weird looking ship! Can you tell if the picture has been doctored? Because it almost looks like it is emitting steam or vapors of some sort, doesn't it?

The article states:

"The new craft is capable of landing on usual aerodromes with first-class blacktop, as a conventional airplane."

Not unless they stick some wings on that turd :o ???
By sweetpea: posted on 24-2-2005








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