QUOTE (monitorlizard @ Oct 14 2007, 12:39 PM)
Congratulations, you have just found an early study document related to the very ambitious Voyager Mars program of the 1960s (the farther back you go into the 60s, the more ambitious the program was).
Thanks for that, I did think of Voyager Mars at first, but as I 'knew' that mission in the dual launch on a Saturn V I dismissed it. However, the other reason I dismissed Voyager Mars is that the writers clearly state that the hypothetical mission is a flyby mission and again what I knew of Voyager Mars was that it was going to be an orbiter lander.
I think I might go digging on the NTRS again and see if I can bring this to light, after all there may be something here that didn't make the official history. As an example I've seen several mentions to AS-207/208 being slated for the Apollo '2' CSM/LM rendezvous in orbit that later became Apollo 9, I've since found a report that indicates it would have been AS-205/208 for that mission.