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Just came across this picture which I don't think I've seen here before:

 

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Hi All -

On EPay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Boeing-X-30-NASP-X-Plane-Airliner-Factory-Desk-Model-in-Special-Shipping-Box-/181549372228?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a452f9344

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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Hi,

I don't know if those two hypersonic projects from Marquardt and NASP suitable for
this thread or not ?.

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19861020/51/2
 

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https://youtu.be/1HB-cIoH4eo
 

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Model, NASP, thermal protection wind tunnel
Collection Item Summary:
This is a hypersonic wind tunnel model of the NASP configuration instrumented with temperature and pressure sensors for thermal protection studies.
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Transferred from NASA, Langley Research Center.
Display Status:
This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
Materials
Stainless steel, steel, plastic, electrical wiring, adhesive tape
Dimensions
16.51 x 101.6 x 76.2cm, 34lb. (6 1/2in. x 3ft 4in. x 2ft 6in.) (Approximate, as photographed)
16.51 x 101.6 x 38.1cm (6 1/2in. x 3ft 4in. x 1ft 3in.) (Approximate)
Date
1990s
Physical Description
Stainless steel wind tunnel model with yellow tape on the edges of the wings and verticals. The model has a display stand.
Inventory Number
A20061120000
 

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Robert Kemp Collection Image at SDASM Archives said:
pictionid62651819 - catalog201771021cropped -Title: "Exploring the Space Frontier"; Concept art showing a habitation module being serviced by aerospace plane, in background is a shuttle docked at the space station-set in low Earth orbit; Commissioned by Honeywell; Artist: Robert McCall; Date: 1986 Artist bio and description on back filenametitle -Image from the SDASM Curatorial Collection.Note: This material may be protected by Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.)--Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum
Source: https://flic.kr/p/F5qT9C
 

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RAP said:
X30 escape system from AWST.
SSTO is already hard, scramjet SSTO the Tony Dupont way, is a fraud (his numbers were way out in the blue) and on top of that, they added a B-1 like escape pod. Whew.
 

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Did anyone knows the supposed dimension of the original Tony DuPont proposal?
It would be intersting to compare such figure with the 150 foot lenght stated for the late Rockwell X-30 NASP.

Thanks in advance.
Giuseppe
 

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Did anyone knows the supposed dimension of the original Tony DuPont proposal?
It would be intersting to compare such figure with the 150 foot lenght stated for the late Rockwell X-30 NASP.

Thanks in advance.
Giuseppe
The size of an F-16, or even smaller. No kidding.
 

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Did anyone knows the supposed dimension of the original Tony DuPont proposal?
It would be intersting to compare such figure with the 150 foot lenght stated for the late Rockwell X-30 NASP.

Thanks in advance.
Giuseppe
The size of an F-16, or even smaller. No kidding.
Umhh... Unlikely, since all the artistic renderings represented a quite bigger vehicle with Two crew in nose section.
 

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The earliest proposal was for a single seater proof of concept/test bird, IIRC. There were concerns though that it wouldn't be large enough to hold a worthwhile fuel load, I believe.
 

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HALO (High Altitude Launching Option ) was a Lockheed concept circa 1990 for a single-seat proof of concept X-30 configured demonstrator that would have been air launched from the back of an SR-71.
 

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