Too much XS–in government space

Every now and then, an article, like this one posted in USA Today, shows up.  The gist of the article is:  the Pentagon is looking for a “cheap” way to get satellites into space.  In this particular case they’re looking at a “space plane” called XS-1. We’ve heard this before, with pretty much the same […]

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Buran Buran: when notorious space programs die on planet earth, where do the buildings go? Rio?

Well, “the reflex”-ive answer is “Nowhere, of course!!”  But what does happen to space launch facilities once a program goes away?  Maybe some people “save a prayer” for them,” but in most of the modern world, facilities tend to be reused.  Space launch complex-6 (SLC-6) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, is a good example […]

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