Scenes from a Russian Airshow

Stealth fighters, nuclear rocket designs, and a new lunar lander all were on display at MAKS 2013

(Anatoly Zak)


(Anatoly Zak)
The centerpiece of the Russian space exhibit was a prototype of the nation’s next-generation spacecraft, which goes by the Russian acronym PTK NP. Designed to parallel development of NASA’s Orion manned vehicle, the full-scale prototype was shown in public for the first time. Cosmonaut trainee Mark Serov was on hand to guide reporters though the ship’s fully furnished interior. PTK NP is designed to carry four cosmonauts to lunar orbit and the Lagrange points in the vicinity of Earth and the moon.

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