Fri, Aug 20, 2010
Scaled Composites Says There Was A Mechanical Problem With Left
WhiteKnightTwo, which is designed to serve as the launch
platform for Virgin Galactic's Spaceship Two, was slightly damaged
Thursday morning when the aircraft had what was described by Scaled
Composites as a mechanical problem with its left main landing gear.
There were no injuries reported due to the incident, which occurred
about 1115 PDT at the Mojave Air And Spaceport.
In a statement on its website, Scaled Composites said only that
"A minor incident occurred on the runway at Mojave airport this
morning, which involved a mechanical problem with the left
hand-side landing gear of WhiteKnightTwo. No injuries were
sustained and the incident did not involve the Spaceship which was
not attached to WhiteKnightTwo. WhiteKnightTwo was on its
37th test flight, and has been flying since December 2008."
WhiteKnightTwo With SpaceShipTwo Attached
MSNBC reports that FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said that "the left
main landing gear is damaged, but we don't yet know if that is the
extent of the damage."
Virgin Galactic is not expected to begin carrying passengers on
board SpaceShip Two until next year, though 300 people have
reportedly already paid at least a portion of the $200,000 price of
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