Lift off....hitching a plane ride

captain nemo1701

Space cadet. Deck 42 Main Engineering.
This reminded me of the old Gerry Anderson way of getting into space - use a lifting body. UFO launched its moon shuttle this way & Thunderbirds Are Go, the Zero X had lifting bodies.

The odd irony about this from Richard Branson is that he was cast as an astronaut trying to do this in 'Superman Returns':okay:.

Virgin launches rocket from plane


Flouncing Nobber
They've taken the X15 concept a stage further.

An inyetesting story, but some of the rhetoric is a bit much. Its a perfectly feasible, long postulated technique, so Im curious to know who they are suggesting thought it was impossible?
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