Shuttle end game?
jsb at polymathy.org
Wed Sep 3 18:58:20 PDT 2003
Meltsner, Kenneth wrote:
> Damn -- faqed again.
> Still, having participated in a few "revive the dead design" efforts,
> it's a non-trivial project even when complete and accurate plans are
> available. Standards and materials change, components go out of
> production, etc. Everything would have to be checked, entered into a
> CAD system, tested, etc.
Well, at least we *have* CAD systems now.
Given your experience, would you guess that it would be easiest to:
1. Build a Saturn V but adjusting whereever necessary for modern
2. Build a Saturn VI, but using the Saturn V design as a reference;
3. Design and build a Saturn VI from scratch?
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