Tag Archives: Scaled Composites

“Space Is Hard” Is The Wrong Answer

They say “Space is hard” Orbital Sciences crashed a rocket equipped with two 40 year old engines. Physically that old. They were an interim solution and they were working towards new engines. We don’t know at this point if the … Continue reading

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Rutan / Beech Starship vs Piaggio Avanti

Starship (this is nice): [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT8qKXPJKdw] Avanti (this is boring and low quality): [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLrO45MeaJU] Starship: First flight in february 1986. Powered by Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67A turboprops 895 kW each, designed by by Burt Rutan and Scaled composites, the maker of … Continue reading

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