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Suborbital tourist spaceship

Posted by: Soyuz - Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:00 pm
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Post Suborbital tourist spaceship   Posted on: Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:00 pm
Armadillo Aerospace seems to have dropped the modular fishbowl concept for the suborbital tourist spaceship.
You can see a picture of the new concept on the 8th page of this pdf.
http://www.oosa.unvienna.org/pdf/pres/stsc2009/tech-37.pdf

Is all press about the suborbital tourist spaceship handled by the rocket racing league like the press about the rocket racers themselves? Because there's no mention of it in the latest updates.
Why was the choice made to partner with the rocket racing league for the orbital tourist ship? Progress is slow on the rocket racing league and they seem to have a continuing shortage of cash.


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Post    Posted on: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:55 am
I thought that was a picture of their first X-Prize concept, but could be wrong! Nothing to say it's a recent picture.

I like the fishbowl!!

James


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Post    Posted on: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:23 pm
No, that's more recent. I saw a better version of it elsewhere. Hopefully they'll put it up in an update some time.


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Post    Posted on: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:45 pm
Carmack: deal with Rocket Racing fell through


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Post    Posted on: Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:38 pm
That appears to be a version with the crush cone. Was just watching the video last night. It appears to be an extra safety system if the vehicle comes in nose first. The nose is a huge crumble zone to save the people aboard from having a bad day.

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