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Oh, Darn -- Scaled Composite accident

Well, it's finally happened.  Private space industry has now claimed some lives.

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/07/27/295346.aspx

They were testing their engine for SpaceShipTwo (or whatever they're calling it) when the Nitrous tanks went.

Tragic.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 28th, 2007 6:31pm
It's sad that the private space industry has taken lives before actually sending anything into space.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 28th, 2007 6:34pm
before?
Permalink tester 
July 28th, 2007 6:36pm
I'm reminded of Contact somehow.
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 7:26pm
before actually sending anything [profitable] into space
Permalink Send private email arg! 
July 28th, 2007 7:28pm
Well, gosh, they did SpaceShipOne, and made a million dollars.  That's a little profitable.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 28th, 2007 7:48pm
Actually, it won 10 million and cost 25.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 28th, 2007 7:54pm
Hey, in war-on-terror dollars, that's hugely profitable.
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 7:59pm
Ooooh, stay home and be safe, or live a dream. Let's see...
Permalink son of parnas 
July 28th, 2007 11:46pm
To keep you safe from terrorists, you're going to have to stop living that dream.
Permalink Aaron 
July 28th, 2007 11:53pm
True. To keep the elite in power we'll have to give up our dreams.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 29th, 2007 11:04am
Well, "Keep the elite in power by giving up your dreams" doesn't sound like a trade-off so much as a lose-lose situation.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 29th, 2007 2:09pm
We are the elite.

http://www.globalrichlist.com/
Permalink guess worker 
July 29th, 2007 2:30pm
With much power, comes much responsibility.

With many riches, comes the responsibility to use that position and money for good of humanity.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 29th, 2007 7:24pm
"I'm reminded of Contact somehow."

Like it's something you thought would be really cool, but now the details are sort of sucky?
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 30th, 2007 10:36am

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