Airbus plans to do the first drop test a prototype of its commercial space plane sometime in May.


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The competition heats up: Airbus plans to do the first drop test a prototype of its commercial space plane sometime in May.

It appears this space plane is designed for both transportation and space tourism.

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  • Robert Clark

    Good news for commercial space. Only that $1.7 billion development cost could be vastly cut by simply adapting already existing rocket stages.

    Bob Clark

  • Should an unpowered 1/4-scale model really be called a prototype?

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