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Nice chart. Here's what I've been able to dig up about the gray vehicles.Name :Builder :First launch :Launch vehicle :Length overall :Liftoff weight :Payload to LEO :Soyuz (TMA)RKK Energiya1967Soyuz-FG24.5 ft (7.48 m)15,917 lb (7,220 kg)5,291 lb (2,400 kg)Apollo CSMNorth American1967Saturn 1B, V36.2 ft (11.03 m)66,863 lb (30,329 kg)?Apollo LEMGrumman1969Saturn V20.89 ft (6.37 m)32,399 lb (14,696 kg)?Space Shuttle OrbiterRockwell1981Self + 2SRBs + ET122.17 ft (37.24 m)240,000 lb (109,000 kg)55,250 lb (25,060 kg)Sources:- Apollo by the Numbers- Soyuz: a universal spacecraft by Rex Hall, David Shayler- Encyclopedia Astronautica- Wikipedia (Yeah, I know ...)
Thanks. I added the other photo you sent also. :-)
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