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As space travel becomes one of the major focuses on the aerospace industry, there is a surge of organizations seeking to get crews and technology into orbit and onto other planets. As is the case with all aerospace design projects, one of the primary focuses is lowering cost and increasing reusability without compromising safety. The Conestoga shuttle project seeks to meet this goal using a bus transit-style method, making space accessible to anyone from organizations putting technology into space to the wealthy seeking to pioneer settlements on the moon and beyond. This design considers analyzing disciplines such as aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, avionics and cost analysis.