Space:1999 Eagle Transporter
The Eagle Transporter is a spacecraft from the TV show Space:1999. The Eagle was the primary spacecraft used by Moonbase Alpha on the show. The Eagle was a modular design, divided into 3 sections. The first section was the command module containing the controls to operate the ship. The second module was the superstructure section. This contained the landing gear, access corridor, galley, aft compartment, fuel tanks and the main engines. The last module was the passenger / service pod. This was usually a large rectangular box that could be configured to support a variety of missions. There were passenger, reconnaissance, VIP transport, rescue, transport / supply, freighter, laboratory, winch and combat pods. In addition the Eagle could carry winches, docking tubes, top and side boosters, vertical grab and horizontal grabs, a harness, a reentry glider, refueling boom, top mounted laser cannon and a Moonbuggy. The Eagles were powered by four nuclear fusion rockets and carry fuel for 48 hours of flight. Artificial gravity force fields built into the Eagle enable it to accelerate up to 15% of the speed of light, giving it a maximum range (with extra fuel reserves) of several light days. Designed by Brian Johnson and clearly influenced by 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Eagle influenced the spaceship designs of Star Wars and other science fiction films and television series.