Author Topic: 50 years to orbit: Dream Chaser's crazy Cold War backstory  (Read 4511 times)


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Hat tip to Dave, nicely done

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Caught a glimpse of the thread title.  It's just not going to be commercially viable if it takes 50 years for a launch just to get to orbit....
Sometimes I just flat out don't get it.

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Really enjoyed this article.  Nice work Dave.

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Always good to see another Dream Chaser story Dave, but if you are going to tell the whole back story you really need to write about Martin’s “Yellowbird” and the suborbital PRIME project which successfully tested lifting body  entry years before BOR-4. Also, always good to do a search of NSF first. ;)

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=27178.0
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=29126.0
« Last Edit: 09/07/2012 02:16 PM by Rocket Science »
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Dave- Very nice article about Dream Chaser's design heritage.   I for one, would like to see this vehicle fly.

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Dave- Very nice article about Dream Chaser's design heritage.   I for one, would like to see this vehicle fly.

+1.  Interesting projection at the end of the article on what it'll take to make it so - looks like at least $1 billion required.

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Great read, many thanks to Dave!
Mike

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http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/09/the-long-complicated-voyage-of-the-dream-chaser-may-yet-end-in-space/

Written by Dave Klingler, who's a member here.

Really great read! :)

I just stumbled on this thread.  Thanks, Chris, for posting it here, and thanks to everybody who read it!

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