As the B-1A show wings that swing we should have built the shuttle to allow for this also. Making
it a supersonic and conventional design to help with getting back to "Home" base when landing elsewhere. Having a T
vertical fin with the Horizontal fins on top allowing again a conventional desigh to get back home. Remember the
aft section as shown above is swapped out for a conventional one should the shuttle not land at its home base.
Here is a design for a shuttle that is modular and thereby allows each section to be
repaired or upgraded without stopping the launch times as is now the case when each shuttle had computer upgrades. The aft
section would also allow for a conventional design type engine such as a 747 engine on both sides along with another smaller
engine under the vertical fin. This would allow the shuttle to fly back home (No modified 747 needed) if it landed not at
its home location. Land in California and switch out the aft section and install fuel tanks in the cargo bay, then fly with
a much lower cost of fuel back to Florida.
work deck to where the flight deck was and then make a “LIFE” pod say designed after the X-37b for getting out
in emergency use. Our current design has no escape plan other than the “SHAFT” or telescopic pole NASA calls it
for the crews. Let’s move forward not backward in time to the “Glory” days of Apollo. Let’s create
new moments of achievements and challenge ourselves to even greater tasks.
in a rut, or it feels like I’m watching a movie “9 to 5 with Dolly Parton” no new concepts coming out of
NASA because they are clocking in and out like nothing new needs to be designed. Most of NASA is getting ready to retire so
they are worn out and we need new ideas, concepts that go beyond today into tomorrow.
I contacted President Regan with this design as I saw the explosion of Challenger
and tried to warn NASA but was told they would land if something went wrong. I replied that the shuttle would be in pieces
from the explosion I saw and never heard from them again. Regan created a commission to investigate the cause and found no
escape was possible and one should be created, thus the telescopic pole to shaft the crew in my view was made. A real working
method similar to what Apollo had with a rocket that could pull the crew to safety, is what NASA was known to do. The model
I sent President Regan had the front section separate with rockets to propel it to safety. A shuttle sitting on the ground
and starting to rise has no protection for the crew and NASA of OLD would have designed something that would protect them
but didn’t. All human flight done had to have a way to protect the crew, and cost cuts for saving some money was paid
with the lives of each crew lost. Even Columbia could have escaped death if such a “LIFE” pod design was used.
This suggests to me NASA is intentionally being sabotage from inside the agency itself. Braun was an “ARDENT”
Nazi who seen standing on US soil is giving a salute to Hitler under a German Swastika Flag. Allowing the Russians to get
first into space, first satellite, and first walk in space only made our government give more money to NASA to beat Russia.
to scrape NASA and rebuild it American style, then reassign it to security against meteor hitting Earth. After that start
a new transparent program that allows the public access to it and is able to voice ideas without blockage. Concepts posted
on public website would eliminate threat against being sued for theft of concept which has the agency stymied today.
to the Moon and leaving part of it on the surface is again bad business(cost), lets build a system that puts up L.O.S.S.
or Lunar Orbital Supply Station where we stop just like we do on vacation at gas stations lets build a orbiting station out
of a external tank and place it in lunar orbit. Transform it into a supply station for long term expeditions to the Moon.
we need a permanent Earth Station that should be in space and not below space itself and
a stationary orbit that keeps it from falling back to Earth!
throwing away money like the movie “ROBOCOP” where the executive is urinating how he had a 20 year parts plan
to keep the other idea working or not but one that would bring in MONEY. Building a lunar lander that leaves part of
itself on the Moon means we will need to “SPEND” more money to replace that piece of the craft, I say no! Lets
design one that is similar to the shuttle concept as being reusable.