Travelling to Space Might Just Get Cheaper

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Fri, May 7th, 2010 13:01 by capnasty NEWS

Scramjets are touted as a cheap way to get most of the way into space because they don't require the bulky oxidisers needed to get conventional rockets into orbit. The X-51 is likely to advance that dream, says Mark Lewis of the University of Maryland in College Park. "It solves a lot of the practical issues you need to solve in order to make a real space vehicle."

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