While trying to look busy at work today I decided I wanted to go for a space theme. I stumbled across something mentioning the DIRECT Shuttle Derivative, so I managed to track down this site. http://www.directlauncher.com/ It details a true shuttle derived launch system that would save the US government scads of money, and actually be a good option for Moon and Mars shots. Knowing the partial space bent of this board I thought I'd ask, what you space geeks think about it? Good idea, or are we already too far along with our thinking on Ares that this is a no go?