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)
An even more ambitious space project was demonstrated with this scale model from the Keldysh center in Moscow of a nuclear-powered, electrically propelled space tug. Such a vehicle would deliver large cargo and even manned vehicles to the Moon, Mars and outer planets. At MAKS 2013, the Keldysh center announced that it had completed its preliminary design for the revolutionary vehicle on schedule, after almost four years of development work.

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