The space race created a lot of ambitious plans and designs for spaceships that never actually made it into space. While we're entering a new era of a space race
, which includes commercial ventures and fragile alliances
with certain countries, it's fascinating to look back at some government-funded projects that could have been taken to the next step. Would anyone even consider nuclear-bomb propulsion systems today? Here are just a few plans to ship people to the moon or Mars (or farther!) that are just gathering dust.
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