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(Space News)   And the annual Collier Trophy for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America goes to that little spaceplane they can't tell us anything about   (spacenews.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Space Shuttle, U.S. Air Force's X-37B, Spacecraft, autonomous spaceplane, Hubble Space Telescope, X-37B, Air Force, reusable spaceplane  
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2020-08-14 12:38:12 PM  
Whoever is handing these out is clearly looking for a Pentagon contract.
 
2020-08-14 1:38:43 PM  
X-37B: "Can I come home yet?"
 
2020-08-14 1:38:54 PM  
Heh, no Musk.
 
2020-08-14 1:42:58 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Whoever is handing these out is clearly looking for a Pentagon contract.


Pentagon is already financially involved directly. This was a done deal before the thing was launched originally. My source for this info is that I pulled that assessment out of my favorite anal orifice.
 
2020-08-14 1:49:25 PM  

MellowMauiMan: Marcus Aurelius: Whoever is handing these out is clearly looking for a Pentagon contract.

Pentagon is already financially involved directly. This was a done deal before the thing was launched originally. My source for this info is that I pulled that assessment out of my favorite anal orifice.


That explains this morning, thanks for clarifying.
 
2020-08-14 1:54:29 PM  

pup.socket: Heh, no Musk.


I've always heard that unless you are Burt Rutan, only the inside-iest of the insiders even got a shot at one of these.

/Expect Musk to get one sometime after he gets his ass to Mars
 
2020-08-14 3:26:46 PM  
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It isnt going to win any prizes for beauty, thats for sure
 
2020-08-14 3:33:32 PM  

mikaloyd: [nextbigfuture.com image 730x430]


It isnt going to win any prizes for beauty, thats for sure


And it's spent about a whopping hour's worth of time in the atmosphere in total, using the same basic design as the Space Shuttle.
 
2020-08-14 4:20:36 PM  

mikaloyd: [nextbigfuture.com image 730x430]


It isnt going to win any prizes for beauty, thats for sure


Meh.  Rip out the secret crap, add a seat and a rudimentary life support system, and i'm *THERE*.
 
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