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FZeroOne
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Postby FZeroOne » Sun Jun 20, 2004 7:08 pm

Returning to the original point of the post - SpaceShip One goes for space tomorrow. I guess the "boldly go" line has been done, huh?
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Postby FZeroOne » Mon Jun 21, 2004 8:18 pm

Great - another thing the Australians are on top of the world at. Literally... Seriously, though, glad to see it all went off okay, though apparently there were a few glitches. Hope they have similar success in future!
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Postby AndyThomas » Mon Jun 21, 2004 8:51 pm

Yes, I was looking at the web site and I now "get" what it does coming in on re-entry - the wings actually flick up 90 degrees through the vertical so when it's coming back in it's got a massive air brake thing going on. Must be incredibly tough material to be able to do variable geometry like that. Wonder how much the tickets are going to cost...
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