End Run

A small band of rogue rocketeers takes on the NASA establishment.

Artist's depiction of the Jupiter-120 arriving at the launch pad. (Artwork by Philip Metschan | Copyright 2008 Directlauncher)

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Launius regards the parallel effort as a natural wellspring of activity from a creative bunch.

“You got a bunch of smart people who are used to solving problems,” he says. “Nothing to be surprised at. It’s really something to applaud. The question is, though, is this reality or is it pipe dreams? We’ll see. It’s easier to draw this stuff than it is to build and fly it.”

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