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starship-design: A Rocket a Day Keeps the High Costs Away

This is a page on John Walker's web site. The entire site is interesting 
reading but this page is relevant to David and my earlier conversations 
about lowering the cost of access to space.

John makes the case, correctly, that we can lower the cost by a factor of 
ten RIGHT NOW, without any significant advancements in technology. He also 
points out that this plan is within reach of most of the national aerospace 
corporations. There are only two things missing vision and will.


Now that we are finally getting some interest in commercial access, we are 
about to see a major shift in the corporate balance of power. The Boeings, 
and Lockheeds, etc. that continue to milk the cash cow rather than boldly 
take the reins in their own hands will suddenly find themselves playing 
catch-up in a crowded playing field with limited launch space left.

Isn't that an entertaining idea?


A Rocket a Day Keeps the High Costs Away.url