Re: SPACE: Roton in New Scientist
Mon, 10 Aug 1998 03:46:48 -0700 (PDT)

Michael Lorrey [] wrote:
>he is saving big bucks by absorbing all
>the R&D work that went into the Delta Clipper airframe, fuel tanks, cargo
>bay, and of course C^3I.

Actually a fair argument could be made that the Delta Clipper folks stole a lot from his 'Phoenix' design anyway. The main point I'd disagree on here is the C^3I; the Delta Clipper was flown by a Mac, whereas Roton is flown by a human. Unfortunately he's been talking on Usenet about a 7.5g peak deceleration on re-entry, so I doubt most humans will be up to the job.