Greetings ! What do you think of the Orbital Space Plane program ? http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewnews.html?id=870 http://www.spacedaily.com/news/rlv-03a.html I realize the articles already express opinions on the subject so you can search other sources for more info of course. But, they were the quickest for me to find and I have to say I agree with the spaceref article and all the reasons. I mean, investing billions of dollars that are so much for current NASA budgets just to build something that can already be done and is done by the Soyuz spacecraft sounds totally crazy to me. Or at least, if they still wan'na build something like that they could just take some older plans replace everything with new technology and spare lots of money and time on designing and testing it - in the spirit of Goldin's old approach. It seems right now that at a time when NASA has to start doing its best and be at its most efficient by getting us back in space with more massive research using the ISS and a boost to its capabilities, new ambitious interplanetary probes a start of the initial preparations for the manned Mars mission and a new down-to-Earth program for the next gen. space shuttle, instead it's policies are causing us to sink even deeper into the dirt (pun certainly intended). The SS economical failure, the X-33 program failure, the X-34 that was supposed to do the same thing as this "plane", and they couldn't even build the ISS as it was supposed to be. Don't get me wrong but in my opinion these guys are really astronauts... in the sometimes negative meaning of the word. Live long and prosper.