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Date: 02/02/14 08:30 AM

15 Responses to Behold! America`s Next Space Shuttle

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    richanddead Male 18-29
    3489 posts
    February 1, 2014 at 1:24 pm
    Link: Behold! America`s Next Space Shuttle - Sierra Nevada Corporation`s Dream Chaser is set to go in to space 2017.
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    ABCanuck Male 18-29
    100 posts
    February 2, 2014 at 9:28 am
    Fuzzy dice
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    deputy Male 50-59
    449 posts
    February 2, 2014 at 9:44 am
    I like it, but it looks like almost only a pasenger transporter. What is it`s room for freight? Or do they plan to use more conventional rockets for that?
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    February 2, 2014 at 10:04 am
    "Fuzzy dice"
    Do you think there`s a plate on the back that says "Fresh?"

    "...What is it`s room for freight?..."
    May not be full scale.
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    scheckydamon Male 60-69
    704 posts
    February 2, 2014 at 10:52 am
    That`s a lot bigger than the Soyuz capsule they`re using to service the ISS now.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6158 posts
    February 2, 2014 at 12:15 pm
    While I like the design behind this vehicle, there is a reason the cut off the video of the first free-flight. The left main landing gear failed to deploy, so it crash landed.

    On the up-side, the landing did not result in any major damage to the systems or the crew compartment.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    February 2, 2014 at 1:04 pm
    I just don`t like how this vehicle is blatantly racist.
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    furrything Male 50-59
    1340 posts
    February 2, 2014 at 1:50 pm
    NGTH (Not Going To Happen)
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    IAFYM Female 18-29
    132 posts
    February 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm
    To be honest, I don`t believe we`re in an era where private money has the will to go to space. I think that, for the time being is the realm of governments and multi-national government organisations. Look at the Branson thinggy (I think its called Galaxy?) that`s no where near ready for space flight and they keep delaying the launch date.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14620 posts
    February 2, 2014 at 6:49 pm
    2:13 Fluffy dice?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 2, 2014 at 6:49 pm
    "I like it, but it looks like almost only a pasenger transporter. What is it`s room for freight? Or do they plan to use more conventional rockets for that?"

    I think that`s the idea. The only part you need back are the people.
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    deputy Male 50-59
    449 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 12:47 am
    @codejockey: I think it is full scale, since on the site they mention atlas V as a launch platform and that is not exactly the biggest platform.
    @draculya: another possibility may be that for cargo they will use a fully radio controlled version that flies without on-board crew, altough I think that a disposable cargo carrier may be the better option.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 7:28 am
    To be honest, I don`t believe we`re in an era where private money has the will to go to space. I think that, for the time being is the realm of governments and multi-national government organisations.

    I agree. As yet, space flight isn`t easy enough to be cheap enough to be profitable. Satellite launches are the only commercial area.

    No holiday to the moon for me :(
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    katluver Male 18-29
    321 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 3:03 pm
    Am I the only one that sees potential problems from the lack of a wheel in the front? I am also slightly disappointed with how similar it is to the old retired shuttles.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 1:40 am
    "I am also slightly disappointed with how similar it is to the old retired shuttles."

    Are you completely void of any knowledge associated with the words "Lifting Body"?

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