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If one unlikely way or another, NASA was to redo one HSF project that was cancelled in the past, which one should it be?

X-30
X33/Venturestar
X38/CRV
OSP
Orion/Constellation
HL20/42

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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #1 on: 08/31/2011 09:10 pm »
VentureStar. It had the possibility to revolutionize spaceflight.

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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #2 on: 08/31/2011 09:12 pm »
X33/Venture Star.

But to be honest, Sea Dragon is never far from my mind. build a big dumb cheap rocket, oh please. To see one of those launch..

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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #3 on: 08/31/2011 09:14 pm »
None of these appeal to me, except maybe OSP, which we're getting anyways with a different contracting mechanism with Commercial Crew (CST-100 has OSP heritage).
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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #4 on: 08/31/2011 09:16 pm »
OSP because that is what we need.  X-30 and -33 were never viable

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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #5 on: 08/31/2011 09:21 pm »
I voted OSP, but it's HL-20 which was on my mind.
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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #6 on: 08/31/2011 09:30 pm »
First interesting poll worth looking at.

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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #7 on: 08/31/2011 09:31 pm »
What Jim said.

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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #8 on: 08/31/2011 09:32 pm »
Are the rest of you answering the "would" question (which was the one asked in the poll) or the "should" question?

The "would" question makes for a silly poll. Orion has already been revived. Therefore the answer is a matter of fact, not opinion.

EDIT: thanks for fixing the wording.
« Last Edit: 09/01/2011 01:39 am by Jorge »
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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #9 on: 08/31/2011 09:41 pm »
X-33 because it pushes SSTO technology.
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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #10 on: 08/31/2011 09:48 pm »
Shuttle.

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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #11 on: 08/31/2011 09:53 pm »
OSP.

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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #12 on: 08/31/2011 09:58 pm »
Lunar outpost.


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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #13 on: 08/31/2011 10:01 pm »
Ditto with Jim.
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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #14 on: 08/31/2011 10:07 pm »
 No Apollo/Saturn option >:(
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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #15 on: 08/31/2011 10:09 pm »
X-30 because, even if it were found to be ultimately inviable, the technologies researched might have the widest range of applicability to potential useful commercial applications (e.g. cheap and routine hypersonic airliners). Which is where NASA money is best spent - helping out the commercial sector - and thereby the whole economy. Human spaceflight is awesome but until it promises realistic economic returns within the short or medium term it will continue to be a waste of taxpayer funds. ;-)

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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #16 on: 09/01/2011 12:30 am »
I voted the X-30 but instead as an X program vs trying to build something operational.
Serious scram jet research is still out of reach for alt space.

The OSP is not needed anymore because CCDEV provides exactly the same thing for a fraction of the cost.
Orion is no longer canceled as for the rest of the Constellation architecture I would not even consider bring back it in it's original form.
It was costly,unsustainable,and did very little of the technological development needed to go beyond the moon.
Any BEO exploration architecture should take advantage of fuel depots ,high ISP tugs and ISRU.
Still DCX/DCY should have been on this list.

Really I think it would be neat to see a DC-Y like vehicle made to carry an Orion CM much like the old SASSTO concept.
« Last Edit: 09/01/2011 02:13 am by Patchouli »

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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #17 on: 09/01/2011 01:07 am »
Apollo 18!
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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #18 on: 09/01/2011 01:56 am »
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I can't vote, because I don't see "Ares I/Orion" on the list!

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Re: POLL: Hypothetically revive which NASA HSF project?
« Reply #19 on: 09/01/2011 02:10 am »
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I can't vote, because I don't see "Ares I/Orion" on the list!

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Orion/Constellation is on the list... but it doesn't make sense to me, since Orion is no longer a canceled project awaiting possible revival, it is already revived and is an active project.

Would have made more sense to leave Orion off the list, and include Ares (since it is technically still canceled; SLS is not a 1-for-1 replacement). And include shuttle. And include Apollo/Saturn just for grins (obviously not realistic candidates for revival).
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