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I always hope things like this fail, am I the only one?


No, others people also get looked down upon for such thinking.

 

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I jest ofcourse. We don't look down on the others. :smileytongue::smileytongue::smileytongue::smileywink:

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fenian wrote:
I always hope things like this fail, am I the only one?


I remember watching that space shuttle take off in high school the one that exploded just after take off.

 

that was exciting but I've watched others that have gone off without incident and they have never had the drama of that one

 

all others have been a bit of a let down to be honest

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fenian wrote:
I always hope things like this fail, am I the only one?

 

Yes :No-no:

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fenian wrote:
I always hope things like this fail, am I the only one?

 

The excitment and curisotiy of the out come of it's success out weighs the lols and possible entertainment value of its failure for me.

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I have an idea, they should test it to destruction, you know sometimes when they test things to their limits till they explode to find out exactly where those limits are. Why dont they do that, win win for everyone. Do a deal with google, million views, money in the bank.

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fenian wrote:
I have an idea, they should test it to destruction, you know sometimes when they test things to their limits till they explode to find out exactly where those limits are. Why dont they do that, win win for everyone. Do a deal with google, million views, money in the bank.

 

Prototypes are expensive and this one is way to expensive for such a risky financial plan(???). It also wouldn't look good to investors.

probably all the money they get would go into upgrading the prototype rather than making a new one from scratch if it is not necessary.

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Good news everybody, Stage Two testing was a success and the firm were present at the Farnborough Air Show to give the results. The British Government was present to watch and it appears they are confident this company will make it all work and because of the Skylon project they are moving to create a policy to regulate spaceplanes taking off and landing in the UK, which at moment none exist and thus they are changing laws to make any craft legal.

 

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/farnborough-reaction-engines-reveals-successful-test-resul...

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18784866

 

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/11/uk_gov_open_skies_to_spaceplanes/

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If they get this to work wouldn't this be the first spacecraft we have launched into space?
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Well it would be first we may launch from the UK that is functional, Skylon ironically is not the biggest picture in this. But instead it is the Sabre engine, it can be used passenger planes and could take those passengers from London to Sydney in four hours.... using ultra clean fuels. To allay fears that current airplane manufacturers will apply politics and stop it, Reaction Engines will licence them out so they can also build them. That is smart, considering what happened with Concorde and USA.
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To allay fears that current airplane manufacturers will apply politics and stop it, Reaction Engines will licence them out so they can also build them. That is smart, considering what happened with Concorde and USA.


Eh? Can you elaborate?

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