NESA Gemini- Proton- 6 capsule

Gallery Article by Kees Kuyper on Jan 7 2013

 

 

This is less silly, its a redesigned Gemini capsule to serve as an technology demonstrator.  Apart from the You Tube Roton Rocket rotor-principle the capsule also shows the Dropping Heatshield Concept.

 

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When the capsule comes flying in from over the coastal waters the heatshield is dropped which than serves as the base for a new coral reef which is a very green solution for the blue ocean.

The landing has to be automated because the astronauts can see nothing but blue sky and the whirling rotor, but future models have large fireproof windows and seats that can go to a sit up position for a manual landing when necessary

Greetings from NESA
Kees Kuyper - Modelengineer

      

Photos and text by Kees Kuyper