Cutaway Thursday: Grumman Design 619 (Space Shuttle)

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Note the wingtip location of the RCS and yes, those are turbofans.
Here’s the Grumman 619 in flight:

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Note the outboard toeing of the SRB nozzles and the ventral fins on the EFT.

[UPDATE]:

I went back to stack-‘o-stuff and found this:

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Any interesting physical comparison between the USSR’s Buran and the USA’s STS (Shuttle Transportation System).

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3 responses to “Cutaway Thursday: Grumman Design 619 (Space Shuttle)

  1. Pingback: Cutaway Thursday: Grumman Design 619 (Space Shuttle) | Bring the heat, Bring the Stupid

  2. Bill Brandt

    In reading about the background of the Shuttle the launch costs were underestimated tremendously – and we abandoned rockets for all the heavy lifting.

    It cost over a billion dollars every time the Shuttle was launched.

    Now were we are buying rides from the Russians.

    Hopefully SpaceX will rescue us.

    There was a great article in Air & Space on Elon Musk – the founder of Paypal – and how he is changing rocket design. In many cases he is redesigning working parts in the interest of economy and he isn’t patenting them – his logic being the the Chinese would just copy it.

    http://www.airspacemag.com/space-exploration/Visionary-Launchers-Employees.html#

  3. I would sooner trust a restored Limo made prior to the 70’s than any newer one! And htey are cooler, like a 54′ Caddy limo I once rode in! Not as much electronic junk,sensors and PCM’s to short out or send fuel the other way like what happened several years ago in a car fire, I think it was also a Limo, made in the 80’s. Glad the women got out ok! What a scare!

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