Every now and then I’ve heard of this Skylon space transport. It sounds very interesting and I honestly hope technology like it does come to fruition. But here’s the thing: Skylon-related research has apparently been going on for over thirty years. According to the wiki, which might contain some inaccuracies, the idea of horizontal take-off […]
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There’s some hope out there that Virgin Galactic will eventually start flying passengers to sub-orbit and back sometime this year. And the spacecraft Virgin Galactic intends to use to do that is SpaceShipTwo, with the help of its airborne launch platform, WhiteKnight Two. Of course, that particular kind of flight is a bit pricey, about […]
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“Takin’ that Ride to Nowhere, We’ll take that Ride” Why the map? It’s just to show where Spaceport America is relative to everything (or in this case, the nothing) around it. It’s pretty much in the Middle of Nowhere, New Mexico. But two companies we’ve heard much about, SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, are working on […]
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