- Jan 18, 2009
- Reaction score
More complete video of flight.
She said something to the effect that they felt they could squeeze in four flights within the 30 day window. It seems that Genie was not designed to, and no one expect her to, survive beyond that 30 day window anyway. If that is the case, there doesn't seem to be anything to be gained by "playing it safe."I have read that they are going to try to push Genie over the next 4 flights to go as fast and as far as possible to test the envelope and learn as much information as possible for future designs.
Mimi Aung (Project Manager) said that she wouldn't be surprised if it crashes.
Maybe she's been watching too many Starship videos.
Maybe enough to squeeze out 1kW per day with a wind turbine!Yep didn't think about the atmosphere being so thin....