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Mudcrush Durtfeet

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Yeah dumping resources into a concept thats proven to be the future of spaceflight 30 years ago would have been a totally bad choice over the concept that never made it to the prototype stage.
SSTO was not and is not the future of spaceflight. You are such a retard for abandoned projects.

What is going to work and be _much_ better than DC-X is SS/SH. Partly because it is two stage and not SSTO.
 
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SSTO was not and is not the future of spaceflight. You are such a retard for abandoned projects.

What is going to work and be _much_ better than DC-X is SS/SH. Partly because it is two stage and not SSTO.
Im not talking about the SSTO concept galaxy brain. The idea/tech of reusing rockets by having them land.
 

Mudcrush Durtfeet

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Im not talking about the SSTO concept galaxy brain. The idea/tech of reusing rockets by having them land.
I was always talking about SSTO. I was not criticizing DC-X for being able to land. The problem with it was that it was an SSTO project. Those are a waste of money and time.

Pay attention next time and don't move the goal posts.
 
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Want a real dose of clown world? NASA had working prototypes of this tech back in the mid 90s;



Of course the illumined galaxy brains that run NASA canceled it in favor of a retarded design that would never fly in any form.
Who do you think SpaceX hired?
Gov wants large spending and waste by the junkyard.
The brightest minds of the past 100 years have always been held back from progress but business is different, progress wins.
So take anything that is almost exclusively gov and make a public sector version of it, hire all the dreamers of the gov and ???? profit.
 

Mudcrush Durtfeet

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Who do you think SpaceX hired?
Gov wants large spending and waste by the junkyard.
The brightest minds of the past 100 years have always been held back from progress but business is different, progress wins.
So take anything that is almost exclusively gov and make a public sector version of it, hire all the dreamers of the gov and ???? profit.
It did take off and land vertically, but it was a far cry from being useful as something going to orbit. If it was part of a multistage vehicle it might have had potential, but they were trying for SSTO, which is never going to cheaply get lots of mass to orbit.

They were on the wrong track.
 

Masakari

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What's so special about this Artemis thing?

It's the first time in a while we've had a moonshot rocket, I was really nervous that it would experience an in-flight anamoly but glad it worked out for NASA and its contractors.
 

Comrade Araysar

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Honestly, you pretending you didn't know what Artemis is is gayer by far. Russian shills, I tell ya.

I pretty much assume everything NASA puts out these days is 50x over budget and 20 years behind the times. I don't pay attention to the specifics
 

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I pretty much assume everything NASA puts out these days is 50x over budget and 20 years behind the times. I don't pay attention to the specifics
Considering we did it in 1967, Artemis is 55 years behind schedule.