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I think the X-33 was cancelled before Bush, mainly because Lockheed couldn't seem to deliver on promises ( heck, their fuel tank couldn't even stand up to a partial pressure test before it started to delaminate/split...there was also a problem with the new linear aerospike engines...the lining of the ramps were also subject to too much erosion/delam).

But you're right, it is interesting about his timing. Funny, that.

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Bush cancelled shuttle replacement years ago.. 1082 Mosachio 15-Jan-04 12:05
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Re: Bush cancelled shuttle replacement years ago.. 328 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:14
X43 and the new genereation of spaceplanes 784 Akula 17-Jan-04 23:20
SpaceShipOne (SS1) and private enterprise 343 Akula 17-Jan-04 23:24
Re: SpaceShipOne (SS1) and private enterprise 766 scimitar 18-Jan-04 13:28


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