“Dragonfly” Discovery from 2001

A design for the “Discovery” from 2001 a Space Odyssey, that was not used.
Nuclear ion engine. The big spike is apparently an antenna.

Getting the “2001” look is not easy, as it relies a LOT on many tiny details!

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Nick Stevens

I studied astronomy at University College London, but failed to get my degree. For many years pre-internet, I ran the bulletin board "Starbase 1", which is why you will frequently see me referring to myself as that! I was on the board of the IAAA. I operate exclusively in digital formats using many different software packages. Most often Lightwave 3d, Vue, Gaea, and Affinity Photo. I also enjoy oddball graphics packages like Xenodream, Amberlight, and others.

I'm particularly interested in the early Soviet space program, and I have served as a consultant on that subject.

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