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Single-stage unmanned rocket launching thousands of feet without a pilot, moving through the air and landing back in its original position (1991)

 
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Single-stage unmanned rocket launching thousands of feet without a pilot, moving through the air and landing back in its original position (1991)
"The pictures and video below show the amazing single-stage rocket launching thousands of feet without a pilot, moving through the air and landing back in its original position -- on its tail.
That was one of several successful launches, others of which saw the rocket reach as high as 10,000 feet, according to The Learning Channel video’s narrator. The DCXA could lift off on its power without the need for separate throw-away boosters.
The unmanned reusable prototype was built by American aerospace manufacturer McDonnell Douglas in conjunction with the U.S. Defense Department’s Strategic Defense Initiative Organization from 1991 to 1993.
It was originally called the DC-X"


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12/25/2012 05:23 AM

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Re: Single-stage unmanned rocket launching thousands of feet without a pilot, moving through the air and landing back in its original position (1991)
I put this out more for the reason of curiosity. Was this new tech 20 years ago?

Or as one of the comments says, suppressed tech as it was alot cheaper, and more practical than the shuttle?

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Re: Single-stage unmanned rocket launching thousands of feet without a pilot, moving through the air and landing back in its original position (1991)
according to The Learning Channel video’s narrator.
 Quoting: Tanos


Really ?
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Re: Single-stage unmanned rocket launching thousands of feet without a pilot, moving through the air and landing back in its original position (1991)
according to The Learning Channel video’s narrator.
 Quoting: Tanos


Really ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17487177


Yeah I know! I didn't think most people would actually read that bit...

Like I say curious
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