posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 08:22 PM
Capsules make more sense than lifting bodies; sending useful payload into orbit rather than dead weight. Modularity makes a lot of sense as well,
allowing for the tailoring of componants into different craft for different missions. I think this is what Mike Griffin has in mind:
A better, safer, cheaper idea for manned flight is what Rutan is working on:
The best idea is to leave people on the ground and let nanobots do the job, but I won't start that fight again.