The use of lightweight materials such as aluminum, magnesium and composite materials are steadily increasing to mitigate the increasing vehicle weight and fuel consumption. The use of these lightweight materials mainly depend on the ability to make reliable joining methods.
Today marks a new era of space commerce. In the 1930s the DC3 enabled effective commercial air services. What will mark a comparable step in this era of space enterprise?
Aircraft that fly from a runway can reach space. Scaled Composites and Orbital Sciences Corporation have demonstrated this.
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