- 26 May 2006
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Links to pics and movies at the above address.NASA Dryden Flight Research Center supported and hosted a Kelly Space and Technology, Inc., (KST)/USAF project, known as Eclipse, which demonstrated a reusable tow launch vehicle concept. The goal of the project was to successfully tow in flight a modified QF-106 delta-wing aircraft with an Air Force C-141A transport-type aircraft.
Dragon029 said:I wonder why the tow aircraft only goes to 20,000ft? Double that would seem more efficient unless there's just plain too much weight being dragged behind to get to those altitudes.
The Artist said:Shouldn't that concept be called Three Stage to Orbit? The 747 is part of the launch process so shouldn't it be counted as a stage?