Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart’s Third Media Briefing on Crash of SpaceShipTwo, Mojave, Calif.

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  1. kinoav8r says:

    Please repeat the question.

  2. The Elon Musk Fan Club says:

    Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart’s Third Media Briefing on Crash of
    SpaceShipTwo, Mojave, Calif.

  3. KerbalEssences says:

    My interpretation (I’m not a native speaker so please correct me if I am
    wrong):

    In order to make the feather profile change you need to (1) unlock the
    handle and then (2) move it from flight-profile to reentry-profile. The
    handle shall be unlocked at mach 1.5 during ascent and moved much later
    just before reentry to change the feather profile.

    Data shows the handle was unlocked early in flight at roughly mach 1.0 by
    the co-pilot. This action however shall not change the feather profile. 2
    seconds later the feather-profile started to change without the handle
    being moved.

    This leaves a lot of room for speculation and the causes have to be
    investigated. It could for example be a failure in the system making them
    move or an external force from aerodynamic pressure caused by an allready
    rotating ship. They just know the feather profile changed but they don’t
    know the cause.

    This can be compared to a gun where you remove the safety and shortly after
    you measure a blowback allthough the trigger has not been pulled. Was it a
    malfunction releasing a shot or did somebody just kick the barrel?

  4. krugtech says:

    i smell bullshit and a coverup. someone got paid

  5. Neil Judell says:

    I sure wish somebody had asked the question: What is the feathering
    actuator mechanism: software-controlled, direct-electrical, or purely
    mechanical/hydraulic?