SPACE LAUNCHES ARE RISKY.  Even proven systems have problems, even on the ascent phase.  Multiply that by the complex operation to recover three stages on propulsion and you have a statistical formula for high failure rates over time.  Vertical launch may result in range destruction as well as payload loss.  How would your insurance carriers and payload owners like to have a wing and a prayer even if you have a problem in flight?  Winged access allows for stage separation and payload flyback to base.  Winged access uses the atmosphere on ascent and recovery as an asset, not an enemy.  New air breathing propulsion offers high acceleration for the first stage and better potential for the reusable orbital stage.  Development cost is high but staged incrementally through small prototypes.  Key technologies are patented and others in development so ownership is exclusive to our investors.  WINGS TO SPACE...THE WRIGHT STUFF