Evel Knievel and The Reusable X-3 Volksrocket

In the last year or so, its become almost commonplace to see Spacex & Blue origin bringing rockets back after a launch for refurbishment and reuse.
But over 40 years ago another man had the same dream of a low-cost reusable rocket that very nearly came to fruition from the unlikely source of a two-car garage in an ordinary Californian suburb and could have made the world famous daredevil Evel Knievel the worlds first private astronaut.

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Written and Researched by Andy Munzer
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