VirginGalactic Soars Again

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  1. Tuckerfan

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    Flight test for their new craft.
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  2. Fisherman's Worf

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    I'm pretty sure they stuck with the problematic hybrid engine. They should have taken the opportunity to switch to a more controllable, smoother, and higher performance liquid engine.
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  5. Tuckerfan

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    Another successful flight.
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    Good news for sure.
  7. Tuckerfan

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    And another successful test.
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    Nearly two years later, they've gone supersonic.
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  9. Tuckerfan

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    Another successful test flight.
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  10. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    They've inked a deal with Italy, it seems.
  11. Tuckerfan

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    They're inching closer.
    Pics at the link.
  12. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    VirginGalactic is prepping for a launch this week.
  13. Tuckerfan

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    And they did it!
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  14. Tuckerfan

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    Ah, it runs on Flubber.

    The cupholders, the airsickness bags, the quarter-operated binocular stands . . .

    Lazy
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    I can't see Virgin Galactic ever being profitable.
  18. Tuckerfan

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  19. Tuckerfan

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    VirginGalactic stock hits the markets.
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    Progress on their second (really third) spaceplane.
    Video at the link.

    Shatner supposedly has tickets to ride on one of the flights. It'd be interesting if he, or someone else connected to a big SF franchise, went on one the flights came back down and said something like, "Holy shit! We got a lot of things wrong! We've got to change how we do the series/films/etc. from now on!"
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    Wow, they were serious about doing an Airplane 2 remake :chris:
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  22. Tuckerfan

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    Another test flight.
    Video at the link.
  23. Tuckerfan

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    Another successful test in New Mexico.
  24. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Sorry, but Elon Musk has these guys looking like amateur hour- rank hobbysits. While they're killing test pilots trying to emulate Alan Shepard's inaugural flight, SpaceX is flying astronauts into orbit and landing their rocket boosters on their own tails on platforms at sea.
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  25. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Weren't you the guy complaining in another thread that NASA caused a lack of diversity in efforts to get to space? Seems to me that you ought to be applauding everyone who tries.
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    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    I applaud winners.

    That's how capitalism works, children.
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  27. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    So, what you're saying is that when Tesla became the most valued car company in the world, other car companies should have just closed their doors. And when Apple became the most valuable computer company in the world, every other computer company should have just shutdown. Right? Because Tesla and Apple have clearly won, so everybody should just give up and let them do everything.
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    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Ohh, someone forgot the warning. On ignore you go, son.
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  29. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    ...And, apparently staff members can't be put on ignore. Durn.
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  30. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Good luck with that.
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