Tuesday, June 21, 2005

This is Scaled Composites' Proteus aircraft, with Chuck Coleman at the helm, carrying tSpace's 23 percent-scale spaceship mock-up. Proteus is a fully reusable expandable flexible mission aircraft, the center fuselage section is replaced with different modules depending on the mission.

Varifrank has some great pictures and info on Scaled Composites and Transformational Space Corp. doing some really cool stuff for NASA. Varifrank's post is here. There's also more pictures and information at wired.

Pretty amazing!!


At Tuesday, June 21, 2005 2:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duplication is the sincerest form of flattery, or so the old saying goes. Even the most amateur of aviation enthusiasts can see that is is a rip off of Burt Rutan's design that won the recent single-stage-to-orbit prize/

At Tuesday, June 21, 2005 3:45:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

According to Transformational Space Corp's website, Scaled Composites is one of their partners on this project, so I suspect Burt is involved.


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