EURO SPACE PLANE Europe's largest aerospace company would love to help its U.S. counterparts with NASA's Orbital Space Plane, drawing on the old Hermes project to help meet U.S. requirements for a crew transport that could serve initially as an International Space Station lifeboat. Francois Auque, head of the EADS Space Systems Div., concedes there is no reusable launch vehicle program in Europe today, his company's own Phoenix project notwithstanding. The idea behind the winged Phoenix ...
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