The DC-3 Fully Reusable Space Shuttle early Concept

DC-3 was a fully reusable launch vehicle two-stage-to-orbit spaceplane Designed by Maxime Faget and was one of several early design proposals for the NASA Space Shuttle at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston.

Various studies by North American Rockwell, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics and North American Aviation

Reference for animation:
A TWO-STAGE FIXED WING
SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
FINAL REPORT
Volume II Preliminary Design
Contract No. NAS 9-9204 Schedule II
by
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ASTRONAUTICS

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