First Take (May 29, 2017)

Credit: Boeing
DEFENSE DARPA has selected Boeing to build and fly the XS-1 reusable experimental spaceplane, with Aerojet Rocketdyne providing propulsion. Ground tests of the vertical-launch/horizontal-landing reusable first stage are planned by 2019, and 10-15 flights for 2020, ultimately orbiting a payload on an...

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