posted on May, 6 2006 @ 03:28 PM
I just to nitpick, but SS1 never got into orbit. It got up into the area we'd consider space, but just bairly.
The concept of a spacecraft launched from another plane has been tossed around. It works well for SS1 and for other small craft. But if you were to
launch something the size of the shuttle or larger, you're going to need a real big and powerful plane to lift a fully loaded shuttle up high enough.
I do like the whole concept myself. I'm just not sure how well it would work for much larger aircraft/spacecraft.