- May 26, 2006
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martinbayer said:Apart from this and other concepts listed on the Wikipedia site, he also proposed an air launched orbiter with SSME propulsion that was intended to be lifted by a canard configuration carrier airplane with eight JT9D-70B engines and B-747 wings and landing gear. This concept was published under his name in 1979 in an AIAA paper (Utility of high bypass turbofans for a two-stage space transport, AIAA-1979-879).
Just call me Ray said:One of their original X-Prize entrants was nothing more but a sled with a bunch of rocket tubing.
If they're still in business in another three years, I wonder if they'll have need for a rookie CAD drafter. I could get used to beiing paid for drawing unbuilt spacecraft all day long. Wink
FutureSpaceTourist said:Here's another PanAero X-prize concept: X Van.