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Posted by: Klaus Schmidt - Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:43 am
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Post Scaled Composites fined with $25,870   Posted on: Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:43 am
The Houston Chronicles (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/space/5468426.html) reports that Scaled Composites has to pay a fine of $25,870 because of the rocket engine test accident last year.

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The fine covered five alleged violations of workplace safety codes, including a failure to maintain a safe working environment and to properly train workers handling hazardous materials, according to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.


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All five violations have been corrected, said Kate McGuire, a spokeswoman for the worker safety office.

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Post    Posted on: Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:27 am
They are the last people I expected to fail OSH stuff.

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Post    Posted on: Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:03 pm
Have anyone figured out what the cause of the explosion was?


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Post    Posted on: Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:21 pm
As usual the news media is less than informative. We do not know any details of the violations for example. I would think that would be public record, but maybe not. But this little item at the end of the story is VERY interesting!
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The announcement of the violations and fines occurred as Rutan is scheduled to unveil scale models of SpaceShipTwo and its mother ship, WhiteKnightTwo, at a New York news conference next week.


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Post    Posted on: Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:56 pm
White Knight 2 and Spaceship 2 are being unveiled tomorrow in New York.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.j ... xml&page=1

theres a few details in the article like WK2 being able to carry a 30 ton payload.

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