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Boeing Suggests Possible Manned Version of the X-37B Space Plane 87

garymortimer writes with an article in sUAS News. From the article: "A Boeing chief has suggested that the company's mysterious unmanned space-plane, called X-37B, developed for the US Air Force, could be scaled up and modified to carry astronauts. The company's X-37B project chief Art Grantz revealed that at least two more versions of the 9-meter long space-plane are under investigation – one of which involves adding a crew to a much-enlarged version of the space drone, New Scientist reported. If built, the new version would give the US back its ability to shuttle people to the International Space Station."
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Boeing Suggests Possible Manned Version of the X-37B Space Plane

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  • Re:Nice one (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 11, 2011 @03:20PM (#37682430)
    We shouldn't buy hotdog buns. There are 12 in a package but only 10 hotdogs per package.
  • Re:Nice one (Score:4, Funny)

    by paiute ( 550198 ) on Tuesday October 11, 2011 @04:44PM (#37683464)

    They're Russians. If it hadn't been for us whining westerners the Russians would still be getting their money's worth out of the Mir station, simply patching it up as they go.

    No - because they had to go and use 10 cent pencils instead of 10 grand space pens the electronics were all filled up with graphite dust and sparking up fires every hour or so. Kind of like when the Jupiter 2 would plunge through an asteroid field. Sooner or later you run out of CO2 in the extinguishers.

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