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Is Space shuttel the only reusable orbital vehical?

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posted on Jan, 1 2004 @ 08:46 AM
Has anyone considered that there may be reusable orbital vehicals other than the shuttel working in secret? Just wondering because i was reading some other web page the other day that was saying something like this?
By the way this is a great web sight!

posted on Jan, 1 2004 @ 10:18 AM
Sure there are. There are even non-secret reusable orbital vehicles projects.

Take the X-37/ X-40 project for example.

*artistic impression

posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 06:38 AM
there is the rusian buran but it is not in use. the buran should have have been using the energia launch rocket.

posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 06:43 AM
If you stretch the definition of "orbital vehicle"

Spacelab and various satellites that are carried up and returned by the space shuttle... also, MMUs (the manoeuvring backpack for shuttle astronauts).

But for things that fly up and come down again, it's hard to say. I don't know what's become of other reusable boosters, like Kistler Aerospace's resuable two-stage rocket or the Roton.

posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 03:14 PM
I think he meant reusable vehicles.
There are actually quite a few projects for the next genaration spacecraft, just google a bit...

posted on Feb, 22 2004 @ 07:08 AM
There are quite a few vehicles in the works that meet the criteria for being re-useable.
Have a look for anything linked in with the NASA run X-Prize

posted on Feb, 22 2004 @ 04:36 PM
Question: Is the Soyuz Spacecraft orbital modue reusable?

posted on Feb, 22 2004 @ 05:09 PM

Hypersonic Testbed Program

Hypersonic Flying Test Beds



NASA, being a public relations front for the military black-op space program, pretends these vehicles are still under development. The USAF is probably already using this spaceplane from Area51. This would be the first space vehicle to take off and land like a conventional airplane. Just like the movie 2001


[Edited on 22-2-2004 by Condorcet]

posted on Feb, 23 2004 @ 06:10 AM
The Dyna-Soar was a USAF program in the 1950's that was canceled, and no the Soyuz is not resusabl;e its basically the Russain answer to the old Apollo sapcecraft and was designed originally to go to the moon.


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