Nautilus-X – NASA's Multi-mission Space Exploration Vehicle Concept

Nautilus-X – NASA’s Multi-mission Space Exploration Vehicle Concept
– Long-duration space journey vehicle for crew of 6 for periods of 1 -24 months
– CIS-lunar would be initial Operations Zone [shakedown phase] – Exo-atmospheric, Space-only vehicle
– Integrated Centrifuge for Crew Health
– Life Support in deployed Large Volume with shirt-sleeve servicing
– Truss & Stringer thrust-load distribution concept (non-orthogird)
– Capable of utilizing variety of Mission-Specific
– Propulsion Units [integrated in LEO, semi-autonomously
– Utilizes Inflatable & Deployed structures
– Incorporates Industrial Airlock for construction/maintenance
– Integrated RMS
– Supports Crewed Celestial-body Descent/Return Exploration vehicle(s)
– Utilizes Orion/Commercial vehicles for crew rotation & Earth return from LEO
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About Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceRef Canada Interactive Inc, CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef U.S., advisor and co-founder of the Canadian Space Commerce Association, and director and co-founder of MaxQ Accelerator Inc. Previously he was the founder of Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine which he sold.