A group of NASA scientists has come up with a proposal for adding rockets to the International Space Station to turn it from an orbiting station into an inter-planetary space ship. While not a new idea (talk of a space “hotel” traveling between the earth and moon have been around for a while), it is still interesting to think about.
Their visual depictions, however, left me scratching my head.
The ring show here is supposed to be rotating, creating artificial gravity for the crew. But every picture they show only has one ring, which means they’d end up making the entire thing spin. I’m hoping this was just an error on the part of the artists who came up with the image, surely NASA rocket scientists would have thought of this.