Test Flight of Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship for Tourists Blew Up Today

DRTOA – I guess we are still having great troubles getting a airplane to fly circles in low orbit around our planet! I thought NASA sent a rocket 270,000 mile into space past the Van Allen radiation belt, on a rocket 1/10th the proper size, with fuel that would not work in space. Then all 3 stages deployed flawlessly. Then a mother ship orbited the moon in perfect orbit while releasing and landing ship. This ship approached the moon at 100″s of MPH and lands without even kicking up dust. Then Astronauts eat, sleep, urinate, defecate, experiment, and play while deploying a car that can not be found, a flag that can not be seen, and played GOLF!  Then got back into the spacecraft and perfectly launched themselves perfectly back to the mother ship orbiting the moon at 1,000’s of MPH! Then dock with this mother ship and then launch themselves back to earth. All while urinating and defecating in this craft. Passing back through the Van Allen radiation belt AGAIN (which to date NO living thing has ever attempted), just in time to beat the Russians and have a parade! Meanwhile our space shuttles never exceeded 270 miles above earth!

thedailysheeple.com / Melissa Melton / October 31st, 2014

Do you remember Back to the Future Part II?

In the film, by the date July 2, 2012, we were set to have not just hoverboards (cool but kinda dangerous) and self-tying shoe laces (lame but still futuristic), but we were also going to have flying cars by now.

Well it’s been over two years since that date, and we still don’t have any of those things.

What we do have is Virgin Airlines’ subsidiary Virgin Galactic attempting to make commercial spaceflight a reality, something that will give people who cannot be NASA astronauts (basically everybody) but who can afford $250,000 a ticket (well, not really everybody) a chance to actually go to outer space.

Sadly, that reality hit a setback today as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo blew up during a test run 120 north of Los Angeles, killing one pilot and wounding another.

The following statement was released on the company’s website:

Virgin Galactic’s partner Scaled Composites conducted a powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo earlier today. During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of the vehicle.

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