Burt Rutan's spaceship !

1. Apr 18, 2003

drag

2. Apr 19, 2003

GENIERE

Nice, you can't overestimate Rutan.

3. Apr 19, 2003

LURCH

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.

Last edited: Apr 19, 2003
4. Apr 20, 2003

drag

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... Though
the above drag reducing technology is probably
more important for now for air travel.

Live long and prosper.