Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Big a$$ (concept) rockets of the day

Scott Lowther has a hat trick of cool articles for sale:
  • Boeing Advanced Multipurpose Large Launch Vehicle (AMLLV), "perhaps the most powerful {conventional?} booster ever envisioned… in it’s most powerful configuration, nearly four million pounds of payload could be carried by a vehicle with a launch thrust of 108 million pounds."
  • Aerojet “Sea Dragon”, an extremely large rocket that would be built out of "conventional aluminum, built in a shipyard to shipyard standards."
  • British “MUSTARD” concept for a “triamese” space shuttle from the 1960’s.