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credit NASA/Rocketplane Kistler / caption: Space Access Society 2009 heard that Rocketplane Kistler is not dead

Rocketplane Global’s vice president for business development Charles “Chuck” Lauer talked about the NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services programme participant Rocketplane-Kistler (RpK), what happened to it, where it is today and its future at the Space Access Society’s conference in Phoenix, Arizona on 4 April 2009

Listen here to Lauer describe RpK as the “canary in the [credit crunch] coal mine” and how it fell victim to the financial worldwide crisis