Will The Delta Clipper Scuttle The Shuttle?

NASA hopes it will bring launch costs down to earth

In 1990, the Pentagon's Star Wars program called for a radically new rocket that would do what no other spacecraft had done: climb into orbit in one piece, without dropping off booster rockets on the way up--and without a human pilot on board. It would be the space equivalent of an airliner--reusable and therefore cheaper to operate.

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