Early Lunar Soyuz Concept, Tanker Mission

This shows an early concept for a Soviet mission to the Moon, consisting of a version of a Soyuz, with three large tankers of fuel that would be launched separately. This one was challenging as I only had one reference image! I’m not sure about the colours, but as I think nobody else is either, I’m adding a bit of colour.

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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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