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Evel Knievel and The Reusable X-3 Volksrocket

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  • Evel Knievel and The Reusable X-3 Volksrocket

    In the last year or so, its become almost commonplace to see Spacex & Blue origin bringing rockets back after a launch for refurbishment and reuse.
    But over 40 years ago another man had the same dream of a low-cost reusable rocket that very nearly came to fruition from the unlikely source of a two-car garage in an ordinary Californian suburb and could have made the world famous daredevil Evel Knievel the worlds first private astronaut.

    Eddie Braun crossing the Snake River Canyon in a rocket identical to Evel Knievel's on 9-16-16.