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Submission + - NASA exploring glider-based rocket launcher (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: "NASA recently detailed what it called an inexpensive, possibly automated rocket launching system that uses a towed glider to send payloads into low Earth orbit. NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Towed Glider Air-Launch Concept would use a glider that would be towed to an altitude of 40,000 feet by a large transport aircraft such as a 747. A rocket would be slung under the belly of the glider and launch after the craft reached its desired altitude."
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NASA exploring glider-based rocket launcher

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