Vertical Landing Rockets Before SpaceX

If you thought Blue Origin and SpaceX invented vertical landing rockets with the New Shepard and Falcon 9 then think again.
We have had vertical take of and landing systems for the best part of 60 years though its really only in the 1990’s that we had a rocket that we directly relate to the new SpaceX and Blue Origin vehicles.

In this video we look and the vertical landing rockets before SpaceX including the Mcdonnell Douglas DC-X

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Presented by
Paul Shillito

Written & Researched
By Paul Shillito

Images and Footage
NASA, SpaceX, Blue Origin
McDonnell Douglas,
Lockheed Martin,
Bell Aerosystems

Intro music by
Mike Mullen BMI

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