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Private Space Plane Passes 2nd Captive Flight Test

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Offline sybershot Topic starter
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Offline DD1975
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Good find that Syber, I didn't realise that SNC had got that far in development of the Deream CHaser.

I also came across this:

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/07/boeing-capsule-interior/
Posted August 24, 2013, 20:42:58 PM
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Offline Snowcrash
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Both interesting articles.

Syber. I like the way they're harking back to the ideas in the X-24A (HL-10 from the 6 million dollar man) and X-38. Make sense to just send crew without payload as payloads are much cheaper to send on a rocket.

DD. But what does it look like? Found this, very Apollo capsule looking.
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Good find that Syber, I didn't realise that SNC had got that far in development of the Deream CHaser.
Neither did I until I came across the article. However there are seems that there are no engines installed as one can see from the second photo within the photo gallery.

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Syber. I like the way they're harking back to the ideas in the X-24A
Same here  thumbsup thumbsup
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Make sense to just send crew without payload as payloads are much cheaper to send on a rocket.
the Dream Chaser will have a payload capacity of 7 people  Tongue  LOL only joking around with ya, I agree with you 100%  Wink
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the Dream Chaser will have a payload capacity of 7 people  Tongue  LOL only joking around with ya, I agree with you 100%  Wink

So will Dragon, and that is on a rocket  Wink
Posted August 26, 2013, 17:54:11 PM
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Offline sybershot Topic starter
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Rockets are so cool Cheesy
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The thing about rockets though is that if they're having to lift "delicate cargo" (e.g. squishy humans, or other things that can't withstand higher G forces), they don't work as efficiently as they could otherwise. Granted the drop in efficiency isn't much, but it's there, and it's significant over time.
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