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#4470598 - 04/15/19 10:43 PM How did I/we miss this??  
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#4470599 - 04/15/19 10:45 PM Re: How did I/we miss this?? [Re: Nixer]  
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Saw a few reports about it and finally today some videos showed up


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#4470616 - 04/15/19 11:59 PM Re: How did I/we miss this?? [Re: Nixer]  
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I saw a picture of it the other day but was then distracted by a cat video. I need to sus this rig out, guessing it's built for high altitudes?


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#4470630 - 04/16/19 12:56 AM Re: How did I/we miss this?? [Re: Nixer]  
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From the bit I've read it goes way up in the atmosphere and launches satellites


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#4470636 - 04/16/19 01:55 AM Re: How did I/we miss this?? [Re: Nixer]  
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I was of the understanding it was built to launch tourists into sub-orbital space, as well as to be used later as a cheaper alternative for light, low Earth orbit satellites.


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#4470641 - 04/16/19 02:30 AM Re: How did I/we miss this?? [Re: vocatx]  
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Originally Posted by vocatx
I was of the understanding it was built to launch tourists into sub-orbital space, as well as to be used later as a cheaper alternative for light, low Earth orbit satellites.

"I thought it was a round-trip ticket. Get my travel agent on the phone!!"


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#4470656 - 04/16/19 07:42 AM Re: How did I/we miss this?? [Re: Nixer]  
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https://www.space.com/stratolaunch-flies-worlds-largest-plane-first-time.html

Think it's going to do both...launch sattelites and take tourists to the edge of space..Got to turn a profit somehow


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#4470722 - 04/16/19 04:51 PM Re: How did I/we miss this?? [Re: Nixer]  
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A guy I follow on Instagram got video of it taking off, thing is a beast!


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#4470731 - 04/16/19 05:38 PM Re: How did I/we miss this?? [Re: Nixer]  
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Head on, while taking off, it is one of the most bizarre looking a/c I have ever seen.

Fuel flow must be scary....


"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past."
Patrick Henry 1775

I personally believe in the tooth fairy, Santa Claus and that deficit spending is sustainable forever. We really do need more Admirals in the Navy than ships and that millions of more poor immigrants will jump start the economy.

"There's a sucker born every minute."
Phineas Taylor Barnum


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