Archive for the ‘flying saucers’ Category
__SPACER__ The Aeroshell was part of the Voyager Balloon System which was launched near Roswell and landed on White Sands Missile Range. They look like flying saucers and are possibly what originated the obsession with Roswell and UFO sightings . Aeroshell was designed for slowing down a Mars lander.
__SPACER__ “The British Rail flying saucer, officially known simply as space vehicle, was a proposed space vehicle, designed by Charles Osmond Frederick and a patent application was filed by Jensen and Son on behalf of British Rail on December 11, 1970. The flying saucer originally started as a proposal for a raisable platform. However, the project was revised and edited, and by the time the patent was filed had become a large passenger craft for interplanetary travel.” Don’t you just love the Internet?
__SPACER__ Similar to Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion house the Futuro was a Finnish prefab which was inspired by a flying saucer, complete with a ramp entrance. About 100 were made, from the late 60s to early 70s and they have become cult collectors items. This site is building a collection of pictures of those that remain.