Jan 31, 2022

New space plane would fly directly into orbit from a runway

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One of the “holy grails” of spaceflight could hit the skies this decade.

On January 19, Washington-based startup Radian Aerospace came out of stealth mode, announcing that it had secured $27.5 million in funding to develop the Radian One, a first-of-its-kind space plane that flies into orbit after taking off horizontally from the ground.

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