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Lunar cycler centrifuge--No. 2

A living quarters module, secured to the end of a centrifuge boom, swings into the foreground while an unmanned cargo ship prepares to dock in the upper left. Both are "falling" toward the Moon at a leisurely 1,500 miles per hour. On the upper right abutting the orange propellant tanks, is the blue glow of one of the cycler's four ion engines. These engines may be all that's required to maintain the long-term integrity of the cycler's orbit.

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