|Illustration - early concept rocket space plane at the fringe of troposphere space - NASA|
Project RSP has remained in development a number of years and includes the design of space planes that will be taken to the outer fringes of special space by a powerful Space1 rocket, then clamp released for an exciting journey back to the Earth. RSP at this time is designed as a "pre-programmed" aerodynamic glider with enough energy to navigate back to a predesignated landing port. It's anticipated that E-pilots will fly the wind-swept craft taking tourists on a thrilling roller coaster type ride for the greatest Adrenalin rush. Space1 has built two test rocket space planes which are hangar-kept and awaiting their maiden voyages, perhaps sometime in 2016.
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