DailyDirt: Spaceships On The Drawing Board

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Getting into space isn't cheap or easy. However, the technology to get into orbit is making some awesome progress and getting more reliable -- and getting a little cheaper, bit by bit. There are lots of designs for rockets and spaceships, and some are more like science fiction than anything that'll actually fly. Here are a few more spaceships that might have a shot at taking off. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Feb 23rd, 2011 @ 5:43pm

    There Are Just Two Gee-Whiz-Wow Ideas Left ...

    1. Space Elevator;
    2. Project Orion.

     

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    TechDan (profile), Feb 23rd, 2011 @ 8:18pm

    I would argue that the only way to significantly advance space technology at this point would be another nationalistic space race, at least until the fledgling private space industry can do a bit more than put a human in low orbit for 6 minutes.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 24th, 2011 @ 2:51am

    I would just like to add that the stumbleupon related posts, beside been americo-science-centrist always reveal OLD technology - many of these news are old news... do try to keep up ok?

     

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