Home > Tag Archives: Spaceplanes

Tag Archives: Spaceplanes

Spaceplanes: the triumph of hope over experience

The X-33, which failed to take flight even once after spending more than $1 billion on it, is one of the most infamous examples of failed spaceplane projects. (credit: NASA) by John Hollaway If you look up “spaceplane” on Wikipedia you are confronted with a list of more than 80 enterprises since World War II. If you stretch a point, ...

Read More »