Friday, August 20, 2010

Virgin Galactic - Not Immune to Failure

Which of course is understandable given that they are designing a completely new system for space exploration. Well, exploration of sub-orbit by paying passengers anyway.

So VG took a small spill because of a landing gear failure. No one was hurt, so study it, gather all the data and details, and press on. After all, this was bound to happen during the test phases of the project. As someone astutely said, "Rutan knows composites, but he's the grandmaster of one-off experimental designs rather than production aircraft." I agree with that. This is uncharted territory for the space ship wizard, but not for the people he's working with. They'll figure this all out, but it just goes to show that even the best aren't immune to incidents during testing.

1 comment:

Z0dCHiY8 said...

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Dear Friends.

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P. S.
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