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Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:44 pm
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Post 2014 flights   Posted on: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:44 pm
Key stats from today's #SpaceShipTwo test flight: 20 sec rocket firing, reached Mach 1.4, 71,000 ft. All were as planned. #VirginVoyage

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Post Re: 2014 flights   Posted on: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:04 am



Look at that thing GO! Go Virgin GO!

Monroe

Our little spaceplane project is quite similar to this actually. It's just small and remote controlled. We shall see in April we hope!

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Post Re: 2014 flights   Posted on: Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:25 am
Loving the reflective wings!
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Post Re: 2014 flights   Posted on: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:04 pm
I'd like to see more of Copenhagen SubOrbitals here on the Space Fellowship. I like Virgin Galactic for sure but I think it's the barnstorming Teams that are doing things for a lot less money like us and these guy's that will really make more difference in the future.

We have to make it even cheaper still to get a space base economy going. All the really good stuff like advance propulsion will happen when we can build them in space.

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Post Re: 2014 flights   Posted on: Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:19 am
Lots here:
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Post Re: 2014 flights   Posted on: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:09 pm
Off again today!!!

WhiteKnightTwo & ‪#‎SpaceShipTwo‬ take off! WK2’s 149th, SS2’s 51st flight. Lots of testing = safe vehicles, happy team, comfortable customers


Wow thats a fast turnaround!

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Post Re: 2014 flights   Posted on: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:03 pm
Honestly I didn't think VG could get it together this fast they must be feeling the pressure from other spaceplane programs being developed. All good news for us for sure. The first commercial flight will be very interesting to see indeed. I hope their luck holds and it works out for VG that would really be something.

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Post Re: 2014 flights   Posted on: Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:20 am
I've seen in person what they do and know people that work there and 'luck' has very little or nothing to do with it; they are a first class outfit.

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Post Re: 2014 flights   Posted on: Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:32 am
A little luck never hurts and yes anyone that lives near the Mojave Airport is pretty blessed to be able to go there and check things out. I too have visited Burt Rutan's shop.
There's a little luck involved in everything in life. Nobody is so much smarter that they magically get to be somebody special. It takes a few breaks and smarts to get anywhere in life! You can't get by on brains and guts and talent alone. I know plenty of guy's that have all 3 and just haven't gotten the break they need yet. They may never but that doesn't make them any less men than anyone else.

2 men died working on that rocket already so they are not perfect. Let's not forget that.


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