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2021-09-02 5:47:21 PM  
FAA representatives were present in our control room during the flight and in post-flight debriefs

Well there's your mistake right there.
 
2021-09-02 7:13:27 PM  
It made it back to Earth, seems on course to me.
 
2021-09-02 7:39:16 PM  
This is entirely normal, though - why is this somehow a "fail?" You'd see this with any other aircraft being tested, as well, right?
 
2021-09-02 8:04:59 PM  

FormlessOne: This is entirely normal, though - why is this somehow a "fail?" You'd see this with any other aircraft being tested, as well, right?


Going where you are not supposed to go when you are up in the sky is serious issue.

/I'm sure it will be resolved.
 
2021-09-02 8:21:57 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: FormlessOne: This is entirely normal, though - why is this somehow a "fail?" You'd see this with any other aircraft being tested, as well, right?

Going where you are not supposed to go when you are up in the sky is serious issue.

/I'm sure it will be resolved.


Scott Manley thinks the "SpaceY" rocket from a few days ago was destroyed for that purpose: it would have gone out of the designated areas.
 
2021-09-02 10:46:34 PM  

FormlessOne: This is entirely normal, though - why is this somehow a "fail?" You'd see this with any other aircraft being tested, as well, right?


You generally want to get those bugs ironed out in testing before putting people on it
 
2021-09-02 11:34:12 PM  

flexflint: TheMysteriousStranger: FormlessOne: This is entirely normal, though - why is this somehow a "fail?" You'd see this with any other aircraft being tested, as well, right?

Going where you are not supposed to go when you are up in the sky is serious issue.

/I'm sure it will be resolved.

Scott Manley thinks the "SpaceY" rocket from a few days ago was destroyed for that purpose: it would have gone out of the designated areas.


Yeah, that's basically the job of the Range Safety Officer.
 
2021-09-03 12:09:17 AM  

Mad_Radhu: flexflint: TheMysteriousStranger: FormlessOne: This is entirely normal, though - why is this somehow a "fail?" You'd see this with any other aircraft being tested, as well, right?

Going where you are not supposed to go when you are up in the sky is serious issue.

/I'm sure it will be resolved.

Scott Manley thinks the "SpaceY" rocket from a few days ago was destroyed for that purpose: it would have gone out of the designated areas.

Yeah, that's basically the job of the Range Safety Officer.


Im guessing there is a lot more hesitation to use a FTS when there are passengers on the rocket.

Also wasnt the problem with that rocket more that it started off thinking space was in the x direction
 
2021-09-03 10:17:02 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: FormlessOne: This is entirely normal, though - why is this somehow a "fail?" You'd see this with any other aircraft being tested, as well, right?

Going where you are not supposed to go when you are up in the sky is serious issue.

/I'm sure it will be resolved.


No argument there - I mean the FAA grounding the craft & investigating the situation.
 
2021-09-03 11:42:07 AM  
"Virgin Terrestrial" - so a new partnership with Reddit?
 
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