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Offline gladiator1332

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Re: The Stick - 1966
« Reply #20 on: 08/16/2007 06:14 PM »
If anyone has the book on the Space Shuttle that covers the designs entire history, there is also a Stick like concept there too. This design has come up in the past and is nothing new.

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Re: The Stick - 1966
« Reply #21 on: 08/20/2007 11:11 PM »
I found another document (on the subject of big dumb boosters) that talks about a Saturn-derived "Stick."

http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/ota/Ota_2/DATA/1989/8904.PDF

On Page 17, it talks about a McDonnell-Douglas study from Aug 1967 that would put 50 short tons into low earth orbit.  With that level of performance, it must have used the full-length 260" Solid instead of the half-length one that was envisioned for crew launch.

Were the Saturn-derived Stick studies conducted primarily by NASA, or by Douglas / McDonnell-Douglas?
"Black Zones" never stopped NASA from flying the shuttle.

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