It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…..

It’s a Dyna-Soar.

Or something like it.

Via Instapundit.

Popular Mechanics has a sneak peek at a Lockheed Martin design.

I see a ghost of the old Dyna-Soar in the overall look.

For those who weren’t aware of it (and I only have a few glimmerings myself), the Dynasoar was a reusable manned space vehicle that was developed in the 60’s, intended for military use.

I personally first heard of it when, upon telling my grandfather how cool it was to watch the very first shuttle launch, he told me half-sadly, half-bitterly, that we could have had something smaller, and working years ago. He’d worked on the ground-based power generation and distribution systems, if I recall correctly.