Article Image
News Link • Space Travel and Exploration

SpaceShipTwo's wings deployed prematurely before crash

SpaceShipTwo's wings changed position prematurely and seemingly without full pilot input shortly before it broke apart in flight, the National Transportation Safety Board said last night. The vehicle's two tail wings are supposed to be moved by pilots into a vertical position once the craft hits a certain speed, but the NTSB found that the wings were moved before it had hit that speed. ...

Join us on our Social Networks:


Share this page with your friends on your favorite social network: