Bubbinski From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2667 times:
This is GREAT news. Now they've gotten up to Mach 2 and 100,000 plus feet, and I am looking forward to when they blast off into suborbital space. I could see the first suborbital "spaceline" within 5-7 years. Virgin Spacelines? Or maybe Paul Allen will start it? Between this, the X-43, and other developments I'm pretty optimistic about us finally getting regular tourist spaceflights and hypersonic hops across the oceans.
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1072 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
Finally his space ship one performs better than Carmack's Black Armadillo.
I think Armadillo plans captive hover tests this week, weather pending? I'm a Dallas native and I love a good underdog... so go Armadillo!
But this is great news for Scaled... I just hope they do something with the concept after they win, instead of drop it and move on like Rutan says. I'd be a damn shame to win the prize then stop, to me that'd be like winning a Nobel prize just to put it on a wall.