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    The Phantom Express space plane is a ghost

    A robotic spaceplane for the U.S. military won't be flown after all, because Boeing quit it.

    https://www.space.com/boeing-withdra...ace-plane.html

    DARPA scraps XS-1 military space plane project after Boeing drops out
    By Mike Wall

    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 Boeing has withdrawn from Experimental Spaceplane (XSP), a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program designed to increase the nation's access to space.
    Do good work. —Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom

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    Of course not, Boeing has already made their bones without having to lay down one nut or bolt. He said cynically.
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

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