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The 1960s were an optimistic time for space exploration - so much so that a team designed a rocket called the Sea Dragon that was big enough to launch an entire space station from the sea in one go!

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Sources:
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19880069339.pdf
http://www.gravityassist.com/IAF1/Ref.%201-48.pdf
https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a238697.pdf
http://neverworld.net/truax/
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https://sova.si.edu//record/NASM.2016.0008
http://www.astronautix.com/s/seabee.html
http://www.astronautix.com/s/seahorse.html
https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/rockets/a25915/sea-dragon-history-curious-droid/
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http://www.citizensinspace.org/2013/01/historical-note-the-legend-of-the-sea-dragon/
https://thehighfrontier.blog/2016/02/16/sea-dragons-skycycles-the-life-and-rockets-of-bob-truax/

Image Source:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Robert_Truax.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SeaDragonRocket.gif
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Saturn_v_schematic.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SVSD-4.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buzz_Aldrin_by_Neil_Armstrong.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sea-Dragon.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vostok_8K72K.svg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Comparison_of_Sea_Dragon_to_ITS.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aerial_view_of_the_Apollo_9_space_vehicle_on_the_way_from_the_Vehicle_Assembly_Building_to_Pad_A.jpg
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