Karl Gallagher (selenite) wrote,
Karl Gallagher
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Congrats, Burt & Co.

I'm really happy to see SpaceShipOne came down safely. I was worried about whether they'd make it (I mostly worried about CG control, some friends worried about hypersonic instability). Didn't help that I've got a videotape with Burt saying "If we don't get anybody killed we're not trying hard enough."

It'll be interesting seeing how much this changes the assumptions in industry about how hard it is to build launch vehicles. If we keep going like this there should be a private settlement on the Moon to welcome NASA's next expedition. :-D
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