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Yeah right....keep telling yourself that bull.rolleyes.gif

I will post what I please thank you. My information is valid.

Okay, how is a technology that got scrapped, simply because there was no use for it at the time, but provides the same amount of power as modern rocket at half the weight 'going backwards'?

And, these rockets if developed further, could probably be used on reusable spacecraft like a space shuttle, if there were use for such a craft.

I really don't know what you have an issue with, but you seem to think spaceplanes are the next big thing so I take what you say with a grain of salt.
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I would take a Soyuz-Vostok over a Space Shuttle any day for a space mission.

Have any of you seen the Russian Buran? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buran_(spacecraft)

Yeah, one orbital mission, clearly superior to the tech it was meant to copy.
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'Space Planes' are not that great for deep space exploration, They have very limited lifting capability's and are very heavy which means you need more fuel to get
the 'plane' to the same distance that a very light space capsule would get to.

Also the failure rates aren't great.

I believe his gripe was that we're going back to capsule shaped space vehicles instead of airplane shaped (shuttles) Even if we did stick with space shuttles and we were able to invent a new kind of power source to make ion/plasma propulsion possible, it still wouldn't make much sense to have the vehicle shaped like a plane. Note space shuttles were LEO vehicles and were shaped as planes for a reason.
Edited by Pr0xy - 4/2/13 at 1:19pm
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Yeah, one orbital mission, clearly superior to the tech it was meant to copy.

I never said it was better, infact it was really quite bad.

It is quite sad though that it never took of properly and its demise was less than glamorous.
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Sorry but the previous comment was not directed towards you I was directed towards the other guy that sided with you. I still believe that you're both dead wrong about the future of space travel. The very thought of humanity using clumsy old obsolete capsules For future space travel just absolutely disgusting.

We should be progressing forward not backwards.
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Sorry but the previous comment was not directed towards you I was directed towards the other guy that sided with you. I still believe that you're both dead wrong about the future of space travel. The very thought of humanity using clumsy old obsolete capsules For future space travel just absolutely disgusting.

We should be progressing forward not backwards.

I just don't understand why you think that wings make it better for deep space travel.
In space wings do absolutely nothing but add weight and bulk.
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US government, stop throwing money at your military and throw it at NASA. They do useful things.
Anyways,
I wonder if nasa is going to try having rotating living quarters to create artificial gravity, surely on long voyages to mars having some level of artificial gravity would go a long way to helping stop muscle decomposition

While i agree, it's a shame they're paid to also keep things hidden from us that we the tax payer should know about, but nooooooo.
    
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Forget it. talking to you guys is like talking to a brick wall although the brickwall might be more intelligent and understand what I'm trying to point out.

One word. REUSABILITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is that clear enough for you?rolleyes.gif
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First they need to get a moon base up and going and then build the rocket there or in orbit around the moon. I've been a little disgusted that we launch everything from Earth. If the amount of water on the moon is actually significant they would have all the raw materials they need to build anything right there. We could even start building and launching satellites there. It would probably actually end up being profitable.
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Forget it. talking to you guys is like talking to a brick wall although the brickwall might be more intelligent and understand what I'm trying to point out.

One word.REUSABILITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is that clear enough for you?rolleyes.gif

For deep space* missions reusability is a small/non-factor in the design process.
By the time they return the tech that is used inside them is already outdated and a new design is being worked on.

*Further than mars.
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