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Video: Next-gen rocket

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  • Owl17

    Really cool! We still have lots of potential to explore what’s out there…

  • Don

    Looks like a great sales pitch. However, (always the however):
    1. Fuel capacity required for touchdowns on both vahicles reduces allowable payloads. That reduces financial feasability. Airplanes coast to a stop by floating on the lift created by their wings. Whats wrong with that. (space shuttle!!)
    2. Straight drop down require tremendous navigation and flight corrections. These corrections are difficult I would imagine as you drop like a rock.
    3. Whats wrong with piggyback to stratosphere, drop and light the fuse then run away. Sort of I mean.
    Nice graphics though