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Tuesday, June 22, 2004

SpaceShipOne: Not as Smooth as Planned

The New Scientist is reporting that there were some problems with SpaceShipOne on its flight yesterday. How serious? Well, I think this quote from Pilot Mike Melvill pretty much says it all:

As I came out of the atmosphere I no longer had any attitude control. If that had happened earlier, I would never have made it and you all would be looking sad right now.

Having said that, it is unlikely that space travel will ever be perfectly safe at least in my lifetime. Thanks Slashdot.

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