Unless the U. S. develops a workable recovery technique that will make possible repeated re-use of space vehicles, even a nation as rich as ours will be limited in its space accomplishment, a Douglas Aircraft Company space expert said during the NDTA Forum. ... about $25 per pound, compared to the cost of $750 per pound for the Saturn C-l vehicle and $150 per pound for the Saturn C-5. ... It should have check-out and repair facilities for the ferry vehicle and a supply of spare parts.
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