Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sad day in rocket land.

Rockets are energetic devices. They are dangerous. No one working on them should ever forget that. Nor should we shy from the task at hand. Very often in human history progress has been paid for in blood. So it has been and so it always will be.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire scaled family.

2 comments:

Jesse said...

Condolances indeed. This is a very sad thing.

Hopefully the industry can grieve, learn from this, and be inspired by the memory of the people who died, as they continue on.

Has the Scaled Accident caused you any problems with testing? Am I right in recalling that you were testing at that same spaceport? Have they closed stuff down?

Paul Breed said...

We are not at the Mojave airport.
It has not directly impacted us other than making us be more careful.

The Masten spaceguys are directly impacted.

Paul