Aviation Photo #1059740 Roton C-9 Rotary Rocket - Untitled

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Roton was a concept developed in the late 1990s as a fully reusable Single Stage to Orbit (SSTO) manned spacecraft. Roton was intended to reduce costs of launching payloads into low earth orbit by a factor of ten. Gary Hudson championed the design and formed the startup Rotary Rocket, Inc (rotaryrocket.com), headquartered in a 45,000-square-foot facility at Mojave Airport. A full-scale test vehicle made three hover flights in 1999, but the company ran out of funds and closed its doors in early 2001.
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12 years ago
Strange thing , i like x-planes, good kwalati too, nice

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