Alternate Shuttle Aces Early Test (5)

1 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-06-18 22:38 ID:AkNxVz0/,2697,67876,00.html
"A new spacecraft has been successfully dropped off a launch jet into a vertical, midair blastoff position, an important innovation that could simplify future space launches. [See photos]"

Okay, what about the Gs for the passengers/pilot?
This thing is freefalling. Even if the engine kicks in right away (not too fast, else they may hit the plane ^^;), I think it still gonna be a hell of a ride.

2 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-06-19 13:24 ID:4BXskfUx

Accelerating to orbital velocity will always be a rough ride if you do it by thrust alone. Orbital velocity is some 7000-8000 km/s, so the little bit of extra velocity you get from the freefall is pretty much nothing.

3 Name: GearheadX 2005-07-04 14:45 ID:uHz1Zg0V

Escape velocity never changes.

It's alawys escape velocity.

4 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-07-05 12:54 ID:gL8cDKsA



5 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2017-10-03 18:37 ID:gIdtBZv1

ride my rocket

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