August 12, 2003
Beautiful SpaceShipOne

This picture (one of these) is here because it is beautiful, both the photography and the thing photographed.

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For techical elucidation, go here:

Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne had a successful drop test yesterday. This demonstrated the ability to take off with the vehicles mated (which had already been demonstrated in previous captive-carry flights), to smoothly separate the mated vehicles, and for both vehicles to fly safely back to Mojave. A couple more tests, and they'll be ready to integrate propulsion into the vehicle, and go for altitude.

Beats anything in Tate Modern.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 01:05 AM
Category: PhotographyTechnology