Would it be possible to build a Delta Glider or DGIV in real life? And how much would it cost :rofl:
Even if we had the kind of technology required to build a Deltaglider, I really doubt anyone would want to. With supercompact high-ISP/Thrust/Dv nuclear engines readily available, would you waste them on 5-passenger fighter jet SSTOs with little or no cargo capacity?
Face it, it's more practical to keep STS in use for another 50 years and use the technology to build interplanetary bulk carriers.
I already have!
Hmm, perhaps that wasn't the best way to word it. STS would be impractical to maintain/continue for 50 years, but nuclear/magic powered 5-person transports would be even worse.STS is far too impractical and expensive to be any sort of serious solution. Unfortunately- she's so pretty.
How is that project coming along, anyway?I already have!