SpaceShipTwo Makes First (Captive) Flight

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  1. ND Flack

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    #1 ND Flack, Mar 23, 2010
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    I gotta say, this is one of the cooler things going. I'm really enjoying seeing this come to fruition.

    And an interesting sidenote from an article linked in that article about the mothership, WhiteKnightTwo:

    The all-composite aircraft has a wingspan of 141 feet and is flown from the right fuselage. Unlike most airplanes of its size, it has no autopilot system the controls are simple pushrods and carbon-fiber cables. There is no fly-by-wire or even boosted controls: It’s a true stick and rudder airplane. This is a plane that could bring space flight to the masses, yet the controls are more Piper Cub than Boeing 777.
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  3. Wade

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    #2 Wade, Mar 23, 2010
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