British engineers plan 'Skylon' space plane
6 July 2010 Last updated at 16:48 BST
British engineers are developing a space plane which they claim would be able to lift heavy cargo and maybe humans into space using rocket and jet technology.
The Skylon space plane would take off from a conventional aircraft runway, carry over 12 tonnes to orbit and then return to land on the same runway.
Neil Bowdler reports.