Reply to post: Re: Right Direction?

Virgin 'spaceship' pilot 'unlocked tailbooms' going through sound barrier

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Re: Right Direction?

Don't forget that Arthur C Clarke proposed this system in 'Prelude to Space' (pub. 1951) but the idea was ignored because rockets were considered 'the way to go'.

Just where is the sense in throwing away the bulk of what you are using to get such a small payload into space as is done today? At least SpaceX are trying to recover some of what is normally just thrown away.

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