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Space X to build world's largest jet as a launch platform

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Atlas, May 29, 2012.

  1. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

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  2. Batesmotel

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    Cool. It's about time private enterprise got in the space game.
     

  3. stevelyn

    stevelyn NRA Life Member

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    Looks like they're borrowing Dick Ruttan's design that is being used by Virgin Galactic as a launch vehicle and gianormousizing it.
     
  4. Nine Shooter

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    That's going to be amazing to watch taking off and landing.

    Men like Burt Rutan, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson along with their personal fortunes could quite be what keeps human progress moving forward.

    NASA seems to have stalled and even taken a step backwards with the retiring of the shuttle. I still think reusable spacecraft are a better idea then the rocket/capsule method.
     
  5. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    Not "borrowing" anything. Scaled Composites is a full partner.
     
  6. Deamer

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    Went on a bike ride to the Mojave air and spaceport here in Ca a couple weeks ago. Was told the 747 sitting on the Tarmac is one of the two 747s they are joining together to make the super plane.
     
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    Space-X is building the rocket that will be mounted under the plane. The plane is being built by Scaled Composites in Mojave, CA. It will be awesome to see it fly some day.
     
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    saw an article on that plane in popular science or mechanics. will be something when it flies.