Spaceship Two’s latest milestone

May 22, 2011

Burt Rutan is an engineering genius, as he has been demonstrating for decades. Remember Voyager, back in 1986?

This story embeds a video of the first full flight test of the brilliant feathering system that Spaceship Two employs to reenter the atmosphere without the expensive heat shielding and computer control required by the space shuttle. It is as neat to see the joy on the face of the pretty young CEO as it is to watch this beautiful design proving out.

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-05/video-virgins-spaceshiptwo-completes-first-feathering-test

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2 Responses to “Spaceship Two’s latest milestone”

  1. Padler Says:

    Enjoyed the flight! Awesome! But where was the joy on the young CEO’s face as mentioned in the tag line?


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