DailyDirt: Spaceplanes 2.0

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The Space Shuttle was a cool idea, but it never accomplished the goal of providing a relatively low-cost route to space. The concept of reusable space ships is still attractive, but it really depends on how much it takes to refurbish them before they attempt another launch. A few different organizations are already testing some reusable space vehicles (and Boeing has its X-37B that's orbiting somewhere above us right now). Here are just a few more spaceplanes that might join the new reusable space race. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: intermediate experimental vehicle, ixv, re-usable rockets, single stage to orbit, skylon, space, space exploration, spacecraft, spaceplane, x-37b, xs-1
Companies: boeing, darpa, nasa


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