Is There a Future for Winged Space Flight? (ContributorNetwork)

ContributorNetwork - COMMENTARY | As a sometimes pilot, I understand the deep seated need of people to have control of the vehicles in which they travel. Whether it is a submarine, a Cessna or a spacecraft. For that reason, the space shuttle was a huge advance over previous spacecraft — there were pilots on board who could use their training and nerves to overcome design faults, programming errors or bad weather. Previous U.S. spacecraft had some capability to steer but it was limited.

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