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Re: Before Dream Chaser: The Martin Space Taxi “Yellowbird”
« Reply #40 on: 11/18/2015 12:21 PM »
Not what you're discussing, but a predecessor study.

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Re: Before Dream Chaser: The Martin Space Taxi “Yellowbird”
« Reply #41 on: 11/18/2015 06:50 PM »
Interesting that post Shuttle and with 30 years of experience with a winged spacecraft we are going back to capsules and not going with small lifting body spacecraft. Dream Chaser is still a dream.
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Re: Before Dream Chaser: The Martin Space Taxi “Yellowbird”
« Reply #42 on: 11/18/2015 07:20 PM »
Interesting that post Shuttle and with 30 years of experience with a winged spacecraft we are going back to capsules and not going with small lifting body spacecraft. Dream Chaser is still a dream.

Well, they had problems back then, particularly high landing speeds.

I'm not sure that the problems they had then are necessarily what did in DreamChaser recently. My understanding is that DreamChaser may have been done in by other issues, including a late start and a more complicated design that did not easily fit the specific requirements for the program. But I'm sure that this has all been discussed to death on one of the other more appropriate threads on this site, so I'll stop.

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Re: Before Dream Chaser: The Martin Space Taxi “Yellowbird”
« Reply #43 on: 01/14/2016 09:53 PM »
Dream Chaser will finally get to fly space missions! Your cargo-taxi has arrived sir... ;D
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Re: Before Dream Chaser: The Martin Space Taxi “Yellowbird”
« Reply #44 on: 01/15/2016 11:39 AM »
Yes, congrats to SNC and the Dream Chaser. Now all the have to do is paint it yellow.  ;D

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Re: Before Dream Chaser: The Martin Space Taxi “Yellowbird”
« Reply #45 on: 01/15/2016 03:19 PM »
Yes, congrats to SNC and the Dream Chaser. Now all the have to do is paint it yellow.  ;D
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Re: Before Dream Chaser: The Martin Space Taxi “Yellowbird”
« Reply #46 on: 11/08/2017 11:23 AM »
A little bump before the upcoming Dream Chaser flight test...
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Re: Before Dream Chaser: The Martin Space Taxi “Yellowbird”
« Reply #47 on: 11/08/2017 04:36 PM »
Yes, congrats to SNC and the Dream Chaser. Now all the have to do is paint it yellow.  ;D
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Well the bottom has to be black as that's the color of  most of the materials that can handle those temps.

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