Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Glide and touch down

A sucessful glide home and touch down for flight X1 of SpaceShipOne. The late roll during the engine burn resulted in a manual shutoff of the engines 11 seconds early, but re-entry and touch down was nominal. We don't yet know whether the reoccurance of the roll on this flight, replicating a problem experienced during the earlier test flight, will delay the second X-Prize attempt.

Glide and touch down of SpaceShipOne