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NASA Shuttle Concept Advanced Next Generation by GeneralTate NASA Shuttle Concept Advanced Next Generation by GeneralTate
Real design concept.
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Fastmax Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
THIS WAS EXACTLY WHAT I FELT THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE IMMEDIATELY AFTER CHALLENGER.
IN FACT THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE INITIAL DESIGN.
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, although the original wan't bad they just should have taken proper precautions for every mission. 
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angel1985 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
What's the name of the shuttle block?
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shuttle block, more specifically ? 
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
nice! i definitely love the cutaway parts
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here
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jonbluestone Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, would you be so good as to provide the original source? (unless i am in error and you drew this)
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still looking
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jonbluestone Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I would be interested in seeing it as I've seen something similar decades ago in a 'classified' technical manual or guide or proposition that a former NASA employee let me to look at and then put it back on a shelf. He passed away, his collection was dumped yet that image remained in my mind.
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aah Interesting If you any info as to it's whereabouts I would love to have it.
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jonbluestone Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well the gentleman who I knew in the nineties was living in New Orleans and his house was flooded out, and sadly he lost much of his book collection to say nothing of his other possessions when the waters rose. He passed away in March 2000 and as such I have no access to the volume I saw, which is why I was asking you if you knew more about it, General Tate.
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No I sadly don't but thank you for the background story it is very appreciated.
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Louis-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
This clearly would not have the same problems the actual shuttle had.
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the same basic design just with aerodynamic differences. The normal shuttle was a fine machine and what do you mean by problems ?
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Louis-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
It also has a more advanced escape system plus liquid boosters. It would have prevented the problems that lead to the loss of two shuttles.
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Challenger could have been prevented. They knew about the o-rings performance below 32 F on the SRBs but the NASA board of directors decided to ahead with it anyway regardless of what the ground crews and engineers said. As with Columbia I do agree that an escape system could have been in place but even still if they had reinforced the wings with tougher heat resistant materials.
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Louis-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Which is exactly why I'm not a big fan of "SHUT UP AND DO WHAT YOU'RE TOLD!" because that mode of operating has a nasty tendency of getting people killed.
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes sir it does, it does :/
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KahunaSniper Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The unfortunate fact of the matter is that we need something that can be used that's more akin to the SSTO launch plantform seen in Ace Combat 5. That, along with a broader launch vehicle system, would be the way to go.
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea but even still Single Stage rocketry is a use once deal. But I can see how it would be cheaper to operate.
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KahunaSniper Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, not if it was setup like the X-47B. Reusable engines that just need refueling, as far as I know.
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aah well like anything aerospace and aviation are a compromise.
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KahunaSniper Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, it is.
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Mojomeerkat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING! Well thought out design! I especially like how you replaced the solid rocket boosters with liquid fuel versions and the the cockpit escape pod that converts into a mini shuttle! Great safety features to overcome the original shuttle's fatal design flaws.
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a design by NASA not my own but I do like the idea.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Cool design!
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank's
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templar127 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
sure thing!
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