SpaceShipOne has made it!

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:)
It was as accurate as 62.5 :)
And 62.14 is only an "estimate".
If a number has more significant digits displayed, doesn't it make it more accurate?
:) :)
Jerry
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Jerry Irvine
According to the Beeb website it was to do with a flight system failure:
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"The team behind Monday's historic first private space flight is trying to work out what went wrong with the flight control system on SpaceShipOne.
The craft experienced a serious anomaly between the time its motor ignited and when the vehicle reached the pinnacle of the voyage 100km above the Earth."
Cheers,
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Bob
It was a wrong estimate.
God RMR was nice to read while you were out for a day or so.
Back now to the servers that don't allow you.
Bye.
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RoCkeT FlyA
THE ANOMOLY WAS THE TRIM SYSTEM FAILED. IN EFFECT THE STEERING WHEEL. THE CRAFT STARTED TO ROTATE, VEERED OFF COURSE A BIT (LATE IN BURN FAILURE).
THERE WAS A BACKUP SYSTEM WHICH WAS INITIATED AND THE CRAFT WAS PROPERLY CONTROLLED AFTER THAT.
Jerry
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Jerry Irvine
I thin they officaily achieved 100Km plus 124m. But they sill have some serious explaining to do about their low "accuracy".
Alan
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Alan Jones

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