With a few more years of technology, NASA is finally ready to send humans to the moon, and it’s not the next orbital space station.
That job won’t be ready for another 15 years.
But it’s still important to understand the future, and this week, NASA released its latest space elevator design, an architecture that would put humans on the moon in a few decades.
NASA’s design would include two major components.
One would be the first space elevator that could carry astronauts, a “titanic-class” module that would eventually lift astronauts off the lunar surface and safely dock with the station.
The second would be a larger, more complex space elevator, called the “Liftoff” module.
The Titanic-Class ModuleThe first Titanic module would be about the size of a small airplane and weigh about 4,000 tons.
It would be designed to be fully reusable and could be used for the future station and future lunar exploration missions.
The first Titanics were launched in 2006 and 2007, respectively, to be launched to the International Space Station.
That mission was cancelled due to concerns over the weight and cost of the payload, and NASA eventually opted to build a second Titanic launch vehicle instead.
The Liftoff ModuleThe second Titanics would be roughly the size and weight of a Boeing 747, and would weigh approximately 3,000 pounds.
It was intended to be reusable, but NASA didn’t want to risk developing the rocket and spacecraft it needed to send astronauts to the space station or the moon.
Instead, NASA created a new, more advanced spacecraft, called “the Liftoft” module, that would have a much larger payload.
The Liftofts would be larger than the Titanic modules, with the larger one being about 1,100 feet long and 1,000 feet wide, and the smaller one being 300 feet long, and 400 feet wide.
The main difference is that the Liftofters would be able to carry up to four crew members.
Both of the Liftefts would eventually be modified for a mission to the asteroid belt.
But the Liftonics were meant to be used to send crew to the lunar moon, not to land on the lunar desert.
The first liftoff module was designed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and has an estimated design cost of about $1.6 billion.
NASA awarded the contract to Lockheed Martin for a second liftoft module, called Liftofw 2, that was also designed by JPL.
The new Liftofter module is about twice the size, but it would be powered by a pair of smaller, more powerful engines that are designed to carry payloads about 25 feet in diameter.
The design is similar to the Liftos from JPL, which are about twice as big, but their payloads are larger and would have smaller orbits.
It’s the first time NASA has built a spacecraft that could take humans to Mars, and although the LifTos are planned to be powered solely by the new engines, the Lifftos are also intended to use a combination of fuel cells and liquid oxygen to fly up to 4,500 miles.
The next stage of the design is the Liftedes 2.5-meter diameter “Lift Tower.”
The Liftedeasts 2.75-meter-diameter tower is expected to cost about $5 billion, and will carry the Lifter’s 2.6-meter payload.
This tower will also carry the crew module, but that is also meant to take advantage of the lifters’ improved fuel efficiency.
The third stage of construction is a second Liftoaft module that will weigh about 1.3 tons.
This module is also expected to carry a smaller payload than the Lifetos, but its main payload will be more than twice the mass of the two Liftoses.
It is expected that the lifter would take the second of the three Liftedoes to a landing on the surface of Mars.
The final stage of design is a “Titanic Booster” that will carry a payload that NASA has yet to name, but is likely to be a modified version of the first three Liftofs.
The Titanic Booster is designed to use liquid oxygen, which is the same fuel used for space shuttle launches, but also has a higher temperature than hydrogen or liquid oxygen.
The liquid oxygen can help keep the Lifetimes modules and payloads at a safe temperature.
The lifters will also be powered via liquid hydrogen, which could be a new technology in spaceflight.NASA has released a number of renderings of the new liftofts, which have a mass of about 4 tons, but they don’t have much in the way of details about what the final design will look like.
It does say that the two first-stage Liftedys could carry up a payload of about 2,400 pounds, but there is no way to know if the Liftenes 3