Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Blue Origin Revealed

Jeff Bezos' team at Blue Origin has been extremely secretive about the rocket they've been developing (until now), but it was pretty clear that it was going to be a vertical take-off, vertical landing (VTVL) vehicle, and probably a lot like the Delta Clipper Experimental (DC-X) vehicle that BMDO and NASA flew years back. Well, Blue Origin has finally shown the world what they've been working on, and, yes, the Delta Clipper concept is reborn, and flying, right here in Texas.


(If you folks ever need panoramic, or stereo, photos of your setup, just say the word. :-)

Memory Lane

Here's a video of the first flight of DC-X on August 18th, 1993, and a photograph, courtesy of Susan Karasoff, from the DC-X rollout on April 3, 1993.

Delta Clipper Experimental (DC-X) rollout, April 3, 1993. ©1993 Susan Karasoff.

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