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Reusable Rocket Launch Systems: How They Work (Infographic)

Infographic: How a fully reusable space launch system works.
The DC-X (Delta Clipper Experimental) was a prototype for a reusable space launch vehicle tested in the 1990s. (Image credit: by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

The DC-X (Delta Clipper Experimental) was a prototype for a reusable space launch vehicle tested in the 1990s. See how fully reusable launch vehicles are envisioned to work in this SPACE.com infographic.

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Karl Tate
Karl's association with SPACE.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. Starting in 2010, Karl has been TechMediaNetwork's infographics specialist across all editorial properties.  Before joining SPACE.com, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating  news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Karl on Google+.