Lot 5397: Goodyear Super Aero-Motor Concept Booklet
18th April 2019
Uncommon spiral-bound Goodyear Aircraft Corporation booklet entitled "Concept for Super Aero-Meteor: HTOL Continuously Reusable Aero-Spacecraft System," dated July 18, 1962, issued as Copy No. 21, 33 pages, 11.25 x 8.75; front and back covers labeled "Confidential," with covers and interior pages marked "Secret." Title page bears a stamp noting that the booklet was declassified on December 31, 1970. A portion of the introduction reads: "Goodyear Aircraft Corporation presents a feasible approach to the earliest development of manned, continuously reusable vehicles as a carrier system to transport men and materials to and from orbit on a practical operational basis. Implicit in manned space flight is the requirement that the vehicle be capable of re-entry and recovery. Goodyear Aircraft's approach, based on METEOR studies over the past decade, extends re-entry and control to manned booster phases. This concept is SUPER AERO-METEOR (SAM). It employs two manned aircraft-type vehicles—tanker and orbital—powered with combined turbo-ramjet and rocket engines." In very good to fine condition, with notable wear and paper loss to covers.
Estimate: $200 - $400
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