Rocketplane: Great Technology, No Money

OSIDA sticks with Rocketplane despite continuing financial woes
The Journal Record

“The problem is no longer, ‘is it feasible,’” said [Rocketplane CTO Dave] Faulkner, “it’s simply a matter of getting the money.” But considering the condition of the financial markets, there is no telling when the company will be able to get the funding needed to make the XP a reality.

“The technical side of it is outstanding,” said [former astronaut John] Herrington, adding that the engineers had done remarkable work. “But if you can’t get investors to step up to the plate, you can’t build what you want to fly.”