The document discusses general problems and progress thus far involving space-aircraft or lifting bodies. All sources quoted are from U.S. publications except for one French reference to a space station. Vehicles described include the Dyna Soar, X-15, SV-5D, X-24A, HL-10, and a U.S. orbital space station. Problems discussed include heat-shielding, methods of control, speeds, and power sources.
Edited machine trans. of mono. Aviatsiya na Poroge v Kosmos, 1971 p284-315, by Francis T. Russell.