January 03, 2007

Blue Origin Test Flight - As God and Robert Heinlein Intended


I don't know how long they'll be on the main page (there's no video archive page yet) but Blue Origin has posted videos of their VTOL rocket's (the Goddard's) first test flight. The vehicle is clearly inspired by the Delta Clipper design on which I have previously blogged here, here, and here. Please also see Jerry Pournelle's excellent overview of the Gary Hudson Phoenix design, which influenced the development of the Delta Clipper/DC-X and also played a major role in his, Niven's and Flynn's Fallen Angels.

Posted by JohnL at January 3, 2007 11:32 PM | TrackBack

Lord, what a beautiful sight!

Yes, RAH would have loved it. And Dr. Jerry Pournelle's site is essential daily reading (right behind TexasBestGrok, of course).

Posted by: Ranten N. Raven at January 5, 2007 09:14 PM

This vehicle has great design! I like it!

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