CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
- Apr 2, 2006
- Reaction score
what a wonderful weekend surprise here
There was suppose to be a "C" as well. Both cancelled of course.Stargazer2006 said:
See the poster I posted in:Stargazer2006 said:
You can thank Admiral Steidle and John Mankins and the spiral of spirals for that.sferrin said:There was suppose to be a "C" as well. Both cancelled of course.Stargazer2006 said:
Yes. Same duPont designed a spaceplane with fantastically optimistic weight and performance assumptions, and essentially kicked off the NASP.Stargazer2006 said:This makes me wonder if it's the same Dupont as in the infamous DP-2 project...
As a high school student in 1987, I had a summer internship working with this group at Wright-Patterson AFB. I helped with some computer projects in support of crew escape vehicle research for the National Aerospace Plane and Space Station Freedom.flateric said:Escape capsule for Boeing's 1988 horizontal-take-off and landing 'Hypervelocity Technology Vehicle'...mmm...familiar 'conical accelerator' shapes...
HYPERVELOCITY TECHNOLOGY (HVT) CREW ESCAPE
Lanny A. Jines, P.E.
Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories
Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Crew Escape and Subsystems Branch
Air Crew Escape Group
WPAFB, OH 45433
The seller has been clueless for a long time, I just wanted to know if the model itself looked legitimate or worthwhile.George Allegrezza said:So they are claiming a NASP model was built in 1975? Something doesn't compute there.
PaulMM (Overscan) said:X-30 / "Orient Express" mockup at Wright-Patterson Air Force base (?)