Post by Shibumi-Mandeville I-12/Hwy59 on Jul 1, 2021 12:03:37 GMT -6
Booster BN3 headed to the test pad. 215 feet tall plus the transport and stand.....it doesn't fit in the shot that shows the car in front well so I included another one. Cool. No fins installed on this one...it will be a test vehicle....for the fuel tank and structure under cryo.
Watched it on NASASpaceFlight Youtube feed (an independent news feed that covers all things space only).
Also read Musk went to visit Branson and showed up at 3 AM in his kitchen to wish him luck. They had an all-nighter and we're staying together. Kind of cool.
I like the tech with the Virgin space plane..but it only had a goal of space tourism (albeit 5 minutes of it). To me it's a bit of a waste. It doesn't come close to orbital speed and the only weightless time is due to its flight path to induce it (if they even do that).