Crunch day — probably no time for blogging.
Sheeeesh…..get up late? Didn’t have time to watch a little CNN? I missed the video feed, but the blow-by-blow coverage of the SpaceShipOne flight can be seen on http://www.spaceflightnow.com.
All rocket scientists should keep that web site marked.
Looks like the flight worked, not sure if I would venture to say it was a complete success. According to early reports, the altitude reached was enough, but with very little margin (100.1241 km versus a requirement of 100.0 minimum). The prize winning attempts must “… carry at least one person, to minimum altitude of 100 km (62 miles). The flight vehicle must be built with the capacity (weight and volume) to carry a minimum of 3 adults of height 188 cm (6 feet 2 inches) and weight 90 kg (198 pounds) each.”
If this flight was without passengers or equivalent ballast, it sure doesn’t seem like the prize is in tha bag.
But, it sure was cool.
Had stuff to do today that could’be postponed, so I missed the live coverage, but I’ll catch it tonight on the news.
Juts one more word. WOOT! )