The Rotary Rocket Company developed the Roton rocket in the late 1990s as a planned fully reusable single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO) crewed spacecraft. A full-scale test vehicle made three hover flights in 1999.
It had wheels on its landing legs and was towed to launch.
Gary Hudson and Bevin McKinney were the main developers of the Roton Rotary Rocket. Gary emailed Nextbigfuture photos of the wheeled rocket.
This is the plan for the SpaceX Starship and the Super Heavy Booster.
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