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Watch as Humanity Reaches for the Stars

This is reminiscent of watching the X-15 drop from beneath a B-52 bomber and blast upward into space. We knew at the time that we were watching the first steps of humanity into space and a few years later that led to the first manned moon landing. Now we are seeing another step forward as […]

Skylon Spaceplane

The Skylon spaceplane design has the ability to take off as an airplane and reach orbit as a rocket driven craft. The engines use oxygen from the air while the plane is climbing through the atmosphere, then switch to liquid oxygen from a fuel tank as it moves into space. Skylon spaceplane gathers momentum – […]

Skylon

Skylon is a spaceplane design that is under development by Reaction Engines, a British company. The basic idea is to fly (like a conventional airplane) up through the atmosphere into space, using a lot less thrust than conventional rockets which “blast” their way straight up into space, requiring vast amounts of thrust. By flying like […]

Space shuttles on both launch pads

Space shuttles on both launch pads

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