X-34 To Fly? (Update)

Grounded NASA Space Plane Poised for Comeback?, Wired

"Last week, NASA contractors moved the two, 59-foot-long X-34s from open storage to a test pilot school in California's Mojave Desert. There, workers from Orbital Sciences, the X-34's original builder, will inspect the two robotic rocketships with an eye to flying them again."

The Real Story Behind NASA's Resurrected Space Plane, Wired

"But that doesn't mean NASA has formal plans to operate the X-34s under its own auspices, now or ever, [Dryden official Alan] Brown stressed. Provided they're in flyable shape, it's far more likely the space agency will make the X-34s available to private industry. "There are a number of firms interested in these things, developing communications and other technologies," Brown said. "It would be helpful if they had a vehicle."

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