Launch System #1 Shuttles


Space Habitats and Hazardous Environments Design and Development
Robert Cole

NOTE: At this time, there are endless media fantasy images purporting large spacecraft. All do not accord the momenta of mass and would pull themselves apart. All designs on this site are viable.

Launch System #1: Many light-weight Shuttles ferry scores from airborne launch platforms. This is one of many systems I planned out in 1980, however Burt Rutan of Scaled Composites has designed a perfectly similar plane for Paul Allen and Stratolaunch.