Skylon Spaceplane: The Spacecraft of Tomorrow

So last year when my spacecraft infographic got picked up, one thing which a lot of people commented on was Skylon. And it most certainly is an impressive beast. So basically, after 30 years of development, Skylon looks set to be a contender in orbital transport for the coming century – as the world’s first Single Stage To Orbit (SSTO) craft, it’ll cut the price of transporting things into orbit dramatically. Also, it’s damn sexy looking, if I do say so myself…

(Read more at Discovery Space…)

Seriously, I know "sexy" isn't supposed to be an adjective which applies to spacecraft, but damn...

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Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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