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10th Jan '18 3:30:52 PM Pipcard
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** However, UsefulNotes/{{SpaceX}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qo78R_yYFA Interplanetary Transport System]] concept is basically the closest thing to a modernized version of the Retro Rocket. Both the first stage and the interplanetary spacecraft on top are designed to land in a tailsitting configuration.

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** However, UsefulNotes/{{SpaceX}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qo78R_yYFA Interplanetary Transport System]] (now currently known as the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqE-ultsWt0 "BFR"]]) concept is basically the closest thing to a modernized version of the Retro Rocket. Both the first stage and the interplanetary spacecraft on top are designed to land in a tailsitting configuration.
17th Nov '17 2:35:08 PM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''VideoGames/SonicColors'' and subsequent games where it's present, the Orange [[StarfishAlien Wisp]], which grants Sonic the power of the Orange Rocket (allowing for very tall, very fast vertical leaps), is based on this kind of spaceship. Sonic, once granted the power, takes on a similar shape too.

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* In ''VideoGames/SonicColors'' ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' and subsequent games where it's present, the Orange [[StarfishAlien Wisp]], which grants Sonic the power of the Orange Rocket (allowing for very tall, very fast vertical leaps), is based on this kind of spaceship. It also has two vertically arranged eyes resembling the windows on such a vehicle. Sonic, once granted the power, takes on a similar shape too. too, with his spikes radiating from the bottom like rocketship fins.
17th Nov '17 2:32:42 PM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''VideoGames/SonicColors'' and subsequent games where it's present, the Orange [[StarfishAlien Wisp]], which grants Sonic the power of the Orange Rocket (allowing for very tall, very fast vertical leaps), is based on this kind of spaceship. Sonic, once granted the power, takes on a similar shape too.
14th Nov '17 1:07:42 AM LordInsane
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* Many of the ships in the ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity'' series, from the humble [[http://www.evula.com/survival_guide/ev-ships/freighters.html#scoutship scout ship]] in the original to the... rather engorged [[http://www.boring.org.uk/evo/ships/igzara.htm Igazra]] from ''Override''.

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* Many of the ships in the ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity'' series, from the humble [[http://www.evula.com/survival_guide/ev-ships/freighters.html#scoutship scout ship]] ship in the original to the... rather engorged [[http://www.boring.org.uk/evo/ships/igzara.htm Igazra]] Igazra from ''Override''.
9th Oct '17 12:33:44 PM Materioptikon
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* In a crossover between the ComicBook/JusticeLeague and ComicBook/TheAuthority, a rocket of this kind, used by the ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes, was mocked as a five-year-old's idea of a rocket.
1st Oct '17 8:50:00 AM MaxNighs
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While once the definitive spaceship image, nowadays you generally only see these as parody or homage. Their typically phallic shape is a common target for mockery. However, with the advent of vertically landing reusable rockets, this design is now starting to become [[Vindicated by History.]]

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While once the definitive spaceship image, nowadays you generally only see these as parody or homage. Their typically phallic shape is a common target for mockery. However, with the advent of vertically landing reusable rockets, this design is now starting to become [[Vindicated [[VindicatedByHistory Vindicated by History.]]
1st Oct '17 8:49:22 AM MaxNighs
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While once the definitive spaceship image, nowadays you generally only see these as parody or homage. Their typically phallic shape is a common target for mockery. However, with the advent of vertically landing reusable rockets, this design is now starting to become [[Vindicated By History.]]

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While once the definitive spaceship image, nowadays you generally only see these as parody or homage. Their typically phallic shape is a common target for mockery. However, with the advent of vertically landing reusable rockets, this design is now starting to become [[Vindicated By by History.]]
1st Oct '17 8:48:56 AM MaxNighs
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While once the definitive spaceship image, nowadays you generally only see these as parody or homage. Their typically phallic shape is a common target for mockery.

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While once the definitive spaceship image, nowadays you generally only see these as parody or homage. Their typically phallic shape is a common target for mockery.
mockery. However, with the advent of vertically landing reusable rockets, this design is now starting to become [[Vindicated By History.]]
24th Aug '17 10:21:26 AM ZombieAladdin
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'': Among the debris in the Space Junk Galaxy is an abandoned rocketship in this style. Mario cannot get inside of it and it has its own gravitational field (except for its fins), so gameplay-wise, it's simply an oddly-shaped planetoid.
18th Jul '17 6:01:52 AM Gerusz
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* It is perfectly possible to build a ship like this in [[VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram]] and send it to orbit, thanks to the significantly smaller Δv-budget required to reach Kerbin orbit, compared to Earth. Not particularly efficient, but possible.

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* It is perfectly possible to build a ship like this in [[VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram]] ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram'' and send it to orbit, thanks to the significantly smaller Δv-budget required to reach Kerbin orbit, compared to Earth. Not particularly efficient, but possible.
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