Two Entrpreneurial Space Companies Interested in X-34 Hypersonic Vehicles

Absent their vertical tails, the two X-34 aircraft were convoyed from NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center to the north gate of Edwards Air Force Base via Rosamond Boulevard morning, and then overnight on Highway 58 to the Mojave Air and Spaceport. (Credit: NASA Dryden/Tony Landis)

Wired has more about the X-34s from Dave Huntsman, an engineer with NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, who spearheaded the effort to pull the hypersonic vehicles out of storage:

> “The real idea didn’t come from me, or my Dryden buddies, or from Orbital Sciences who built them [the X-34s],” Huntsman wrote. “It came during a week in October 2009, simultaneously, at a workshop in Dayton, Ohio (where the Air Force Research Lab is based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base), from two different entrepreneurial space companies.”

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