- Oct 22, 2014
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IIRC, the previous flight had a control issue; Melville mentioned that had it happened in the atmosphere, things would have been very bad. I wonder if this is the same sort of problem.Originally posted by vjp
Well, he's gliding back now, but that didn't look like a very safe - or comfortable - flight.
For those that didn't see it, the SS1 craft began rapidly spinning about the roll axis about 1/2 way through the burn, and it looked like it was severely out of control.
Very appropriate. What better way to learn history than to experience it? This is groundbreaking stuff. It'll be etched in your head the way the Apollo era is etched in mine (sure wish I could get it out of there...).Originally posted by Ozymandias
I watched the webcast during history class. It sure was awesome to see.
Been funny if Mike would be wearing one when he gets out of the spacecraft.Originally posted by MetMan
I agree. It had all the makings of a not good end of the mission.Originally posted by flying_silverad
The spin was unreal. I had a huge lump in my throat just before engine shutdown. The thing the bothers me, was it didn't seem like it was a "clean roll" either. For a minute, It looked like it was going enter into a snap roll set. That wouldn't have been good.
Even if it made the barrier I think they'll have to do more testing before they do the second flight. A roll at high speeds puts an awful lot of stress on an airframe. I think this will not be one of the two winning flightsFor a minute, It looked like it was going enter into a snap roll set. That wouldn't have been good.