Space History Photo: Space Station Model
An inflatable model for a space station that was designed in 1961.
In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, a model of an inflatable space station concept with a solar power system collector in 1961. It was 24 feet in diameter with internal fabric bulkhead which could be separately pressurized in an emergency.
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