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Burt Rutan's spaceship !

  1. Apr 18, 2003 #1

    drag

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  3. Apr 19, 2003 #2

    GENIERE

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    Nice, you can't overestimate Rutan.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2003 #3

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    And still didn't see anything that addresses the problem of fuel. Since that is the only problem that really needs to be addressed for the X-prize, I remain dubious. But with Burt, one never knows.

    I still think the NASP (National Aerospace Plane) is the program most likely to succeed. Especially now that the Australians have shown us that a scramjet can work.
     
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  5. Apr 20, 2003 #4

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    Greetings !
    What's the problem with fuel ?!
    All that rocket experiment did is eject hydrogen
    as an envelope around the special nose and
    demonstrate drag reduction as a result because
    the reactions (small explosions/high temp.) helped
    in some way (don't remember how exactly).

    That is NOT a scramjet ENGINE ! To make a scramjet
    engine will be a bit more difficult...:wink: Though
    the above drag reducing technology is probably
    more important for now for air travel.

    Live long and prosper.
     
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