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 DAN DAVIS


DC-X Clipper


In 1991 Scaled Composites was selected by McDonnell Douglas Aerospace for the SDIO Single Stage to Orbit
(SSTO) demonstrator program. MDA proposed a lightweight one-third scale proof of concept (POC) demonstrator
vehicle known as the Delta Clipper- Experimental, or DC-X Delta Clipper, conceived as a reuseable flight test
vehicle to validate the rocket-powered vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) concept as well as "airplane like"
serviceability, small ground crew, rapid turn-around, etc. It was initially funded by the Ballistic Missile Defense
Organization (a.k.a. SDIO), and was built by Scaled Composites, working as a sub-contractor for McDonnell
Douglas.
 

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DC-X Flight 8 from the Air



RAW VIDEO: 1993 DC-X



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                                                Above: RVT-1, Japan.