posted on May, 10 2004 @ 11:55 AM
My initial thought was "great, we're only 30 years behind the Americans"! Still, at least we are trying. It's not going to be quite the same as
the US shuttle in purpose.
Part of me wonders if the design is obselete already. There seems to be a separation of heavy lifters, and human transport developing. I can't quite
see what role the ESA shuttle will be filling in 15 years when it's completed. I think that this could get scrapped at some point. The scaled
composites ship will be making hourly trips to space by then.
[Edited on 10-5-2004 by Zzub]