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Nova (rocket)




A proposed post-Saturn launch vehicle for space missions of 1970 and beyond. Larger even than the Saturn V, the Nova would have been capable of placing a manned spacecraft on a direct ascent to the Moon. A nuclear-powered upper stage equipped with NERVA engines had been considered for it. See also Apollo Project.

Nova and Saturn V
Comparison of Saturn V (l) and Nova (r).
Image credit: NASA, 1962



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