Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Private spaceflight gets new contender with Stratolaunch

spaceflightnow.com has an interesting article covering a proposed air launched orbital space craft.

...Designer Burt Rutan, billionaire Paul Allen, rocketman Elon Musk and former NASA boss Mike Griffin are teaming to develop an air-launch rocket system that would use a super aircraft the size of two 747s to carry a liquid-fueled SpaceX booster to 30,000 feet where it would be dropped to fire hardware and humans into orbit... Watch the video and read more: Private spaceflight gets new contender with Stratolaunch

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