USAF in Space

THIS USED TO BE THE FUTURE: The Manned Orbiting Laboratory, or The USAF gets screwed by NASA again...

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Happy October, everybody. Last month I told you about how NASA screwed the USAF out of their super-cool X-20 project, in the process setting back hypersonic research by a decade, and condemning themselves to use their halfassed space shuttle for a generation. This was not the last time NASA went crying to mama (Congress) to complain about their mean older brother.

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THIS USED TO BE THE FUTURE: Proto-space shuttles

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Yesterday we talked about the abandoned Soviet lunar program. Today we'll talk about a needlessly-abandoned American space project. There's tons more interesting info under the jump, so stick with me. Now, contrary to popular belief, the Space Shutte is *not* the first reusable space craft. That honor and distinction go to the X-15, but you need to click through the jump to find out more.

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