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7th May '17 5:25:53 PM darkemyst
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* The homemade space cruiser in ''WesternAnimation/WinstonSteinburgerAndSirDudleyDingDong''.
16th Apr '17 1:05:08 PM nombretomado
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Only very indirectly related to the small rocket motors used to provide retrograde thrust to an orbiting spacecraft (which even the earliest SpaceRace orbiters had).

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Only very indirectly related to the small rocket motors used to provide retrograde thrust to an orbiting spacecraft (which even the earliest SpaceRace [[UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace Space Race]] orbiters had).
16th Apr '17 9:23:44 AM drew.g
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* Nearly all rockets in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' Series. Within the games' alternate history it appears that early rockets of the 1950s and '60s were like the real world's: [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/a/a7/Fo3MZ_Space_Shuttle.png/revision/latest?cb=20110403004252 the Clarabella 7]] seen aboard Motherboard Zeta along with other abductees vehicles is near-identical to the single-man Mercury capsules used for the USA's first manned launches (all Mercury capsules even included 7 in their name). As time progressed into the late '60s, things begin to diverge: the [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/e/ea/Virgo_Lunar_Lander.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120725003904 Valiant 11 lunar lander]] in the Capital Wasteland's Museum of Technology, resembles the planned soviet counterpart 'LK Objekt' rather than the real-world NASA Lunar Module (though unlike LK Object and like the real lander, it seats two rather than only one). Like all of Falliut's technology, into the 21st century things more and more resembled what concept artists and science fiction magazines of the 1950s expected: the U.S.'s final manned rocket, the circa-2020 [[https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/1/19/Fo3_Delta_XI_Rocket.png/revision/latest?cb=20110403002956 Delta IX]] seen crashed in the Capital Wasteland in Fallout 3 and the front courtyard of the REPCONN Factory in Fallout New Vegas was a nuclear powered rocket used for lunar excursions that resembles the classic Retro Rocket, though with wings in addition to fins, implying it could have been intended to take off or land like an airplane.

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* Nearly all rockets in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' Series. Within the games' alternate history it appears that early rockets of the 1950s and '60s were like the real world's: [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/a/a7/Fo3MZ_Space_Shuttle.png/revision/latest?cb=20110403004252 the Clarabella 7]] seen aboard Motherboard Zeta along with other abductees vehicles is near-identical to the single-man Mercury capsules used for the USA's first manned launches (all Mercury capsules even included 7 in their name). As time progressed into the late '60s, things begin to diverge: the [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/e/ea/Virgo_Lunar_Lander.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120725003904 Valiant 11 lunar lander]] in the Capital Wasteland's Museum of Technology, resembles the planned soviet counterpart 'LK Objekt' rather than the real-world NASA Lunar Module (though unlike LK Object and like the real lander, it seats two rather than only one). Like all of Falliut's technology, into the 21st century things more and more resembled what concept artists and science fiction magazines of the 1950s expected: the U.S.'s final manned rocket, the circa-2020 [[https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/1/19/Fo3_Delta_XI_Rocket.png/revision/latest?cb=20110403002956 Delta IX]] seen crashed in the Capital Wasteland in Fallout 3 and the front courtyard of the REPCONN Factory in Fallout New Vegas was a nuclear powered rocket used for lunar excursions that resembles the classic Retro Rocket, though with wings in addition to fins, implying it could have been intended to take off or land like an airplane. Interstingly the Fallout 3 version features a black-and-yellow color scheme very similar to the real-world [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_X-15 North American X-15 rocketplane's]].
16th Apr '17 9:21:20 AM drew.g
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* The rockets at the REPCONN Test Facility in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.
** And the Delta IX rocket from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.

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* The Nearly all rockets at in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' Series. Within the games' alternate history it appears that early rockets of the 1950s and '60s were like the real world's: [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/a/a7/Fo3MZ_Space_Shuttle.png/revision/latest?cb=20110403004252 the Clarabella 7]] seen aboard Motherboard Zeta along with other abductees vehicles is near-identical to the single-man Mercury capsules used for the USA's first manned launches (all Mercury capsules even included 7 in their name). As time progressed into the late '60s, things begin to diverge: the [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/e/ea/Virgo_Lunar_Lander.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120725003904 Valiant 11 lunar lander]] in the Capital Wasteland's Museum of Technology, resembles the planned soviet counterpart 'LK Objekt' rather than the real-world NASA Lunar Module (though unlike LK Object and like the real lander, it seats two rather than only one). Like all of Falliut's technology, into the 21st century things more and more resembled what concept artists and science fiction magazines of the 1950s expected: the U.S.'s final manned rocket, the circa-2020 [[https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/1/19/Fo3_Delta_XI_Rocket.png/revision/latest?cb=20110403002956 Delta IX]] seen crashed in the Capital Wasteland in Fallout 3 and the front courtyard of the REPCONN Test Facility Factory in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.
** And the Delta IX
Fallout New Vegas was a nuclear powered rocket from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.used for lunar excursions that resembles the classic Retro Rocket, though with wings in addition to fins, implying it could have been intended to take off or land like an airplane.
**In addition to this, the REPCONN Factory in Fallout New Vegas and the neighboring town of Novac's gas station feature more classic, unwinged retro rockets.
4th Apr '17 5:36:29 PM Pipcard
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** However, 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, SpaceX's 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.
4th Apr '17 5:34:55 PM Pipcard
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** However, 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.
12th Jan '17 12:11:42 AM PaulA
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* The War Rocket Ajax in the ''Film/FlashGordon'' film.

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* The War Rocket Ajax in the ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' film.
24th Oct '16 9:39:20 PM nombretomado
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** When the ''Enterprise'' was designed, GeneRoddenberry made sure to steer clear of this trope, which was a remarkable move at the time. Matt Jefferies, the original designer of the ''Enterprise'', recalls that Roddenberry "emphasized that there were to be no fins, no wings, no smoke trails, no flames, no rocket."

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** When the ''Enterprise'' was designed, GeneRoddenberry Creator/GeneRoddenberry made sure to steer clear of this trope, which was a remarkable move at the time. Matt Jefferies, the original designer of the ''Enterprise'', recalls that Roddenberry "emphasized that there were to be no fins, no wings, no smoke trails, no flames, no rocket."
2nd Sep '16 1:12:01 PM AgProv
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* The use of this design for sci-fi spacecraft in the post-1945 period would have been heavily influenced by what was known about German V-weapons: until the late 1950's, the V-2's were the only man-made rockets that had ever been outside the boundaries of Earth's atmosphere, albeit only to gain enough height on the way up to describe a parabola with sufficient momentum to bring them down over London. The drawing-board designs for even larger V-3 weapons capable of hitting New York or Moscow were also public-domain knowledge. The V-2 was in every visible respect a retro-rocket of tail sitter configuration.
10th Jun '16 6:35:18 PM Prfnoff
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* There's one of these in ''Myst''. It doesn't actually take you anywhere, but just holds the link to the Selenitic Age. (You link into an identical spaceship, a remnant of the fact that at one point in the game's development you were supposed to fly in the spaceship.)

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* There's one of these in ''Myst''.''VideoGame/{{Myst}}''. It doesn't actually take you anywhere, but just holds the link to the Selenitic Age. (You link into an identical spaceship, a remnant of the fact that at one point in the game's development you were supposed to fly in the spaceship.)



* The Blasterpals have a purple one in ''[[BlasterSeries Math Blaster Episode 1]]''. It gets shot down the sequel.

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* The Blasterpals have a purple one in ''[[BlasterSeries ''[[VideoGame/BlasterSeries Math Blaster Episode 1]]''. It gets shot down the sequel.sequel.
* In ''Rolo to the Rescue'', Rolo takes a brief excursion to the moon on a ''wooden'' rocket.
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