DARPA Scraps Boeing XS-1 Military Space Plane Project After Boeing Drops Out
The Phantom Express space plane is a ghost.
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January 24, 2020 - by Mike Wall for livescience.com
- The Phantom Express space plane is a ghost.
Phantom Express won't get off the ground after all.
Boeing has withdrawn from Experimental Spaceplane (XSP), a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program designed to increase the nation's access to space.
The aerospace giant had named its hypersonic concept vehicle Phantom Express. That moniker is now oddly appropriate, since the spacecraft will never take physical form.
"Following a detailed review, Boeing is ending our role in the Experimental Spaceplane (XSP) program immediately," company representatives said in a statement emailed to Space.com Thursday (Jan. 23).
"We will now redirect our...
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