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July 10, 2006

Marine Fast-Insertion Space Plane

Marine Fast-Insertion Space Plane!

Unlike the Air Force, Navy and Army, all three of which sponsor expensive satellite programs, the cash-strapped Marines are pushing just one space concept. It's called Small Unit Space Transport and Insertion, or SUSTAIN, and it's a reusable spaceplane meant to get a squad of Marines to any hotspot on Earth in two hours -- then get them out.

Marine. Fast-Insertion. Space-Plane.

(Bad news: We're talking 2020 here, which means we're really talking 2038.)

Thanks to John.

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