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Rocket catcher,strange concept !

Charlesferdinand

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I just came across this in a retrofuture group. Building something like this seems.... challenging.
 

Foo Fighter

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Sometimes I just wonder what the designers of a particular system were on when they came up with the idea. What the Friday is that about and how could anyone think it would work?
 

Grey Havoc

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Well, it would (in theory) allow for more available re-entry windows for manned spacecraft, for one thing.
 

Maiwand1880

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Remember that at the time many people in the West were convinced that the Soviet rocket that orbited DS aka Sputnik-1 had been launched horizontally from a railway sledge that ran on an ascending spiral track built around a moutain in Caucasus... so...
 

Arjen

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Launching from a railway sledge - maybe. Landing on a railway sledge - daft, then and now.
 
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