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Measuring the progress in space access, 25 years after DC-X

How does the progress of the last several years in reusable launch vehicles match up to the expectations of 25 years ago? (credit: NASA) by Jeff Foust A major anniversary in space transportation passed almost unnoticed this month. On August 18, 1993, the DC-X experimental vehicle, built by McDonnell Douglas for the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, lifted off from White ...

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