View Full Version : Guess who's going to win ten million (BIG pic)

04-19-2003, 08:07 PM


[ 04-20-2003, 09:36 AM: Message edited by: NormMessinger ]

04-19-2003, 08:42 PM
What is it? :D I had to take a nap while it loaded.

04-20-2003, 12:59 AM
Looks spacy enough. Actually, they've got quite a bit of talent onboard- hope it works!

Scott Rosen
04-20-2003, 05:42 AM
I didn't know Rube Goldberg designed airplanes. Or is that the new playscape for McDonalds?

04-20-2003, 08:43 AM
Ya gotta stick to lawyering Scott. Long skinny wings allow the mother ship to fly high and carry a load. There is not extra structure on it to weigh it down. I suspect the booms hold a lot of fuel. It has to set up high to allow for the orbiter. Somebody is gonna get a kick in the rear when that baby drops off. Melville gets all the fun!

John Weigandt
04-20-2003, 07:45 PM
fess up Norm... Rutan gave you wings, so it's a family affair no??

I think it's a beautiful thing and knowing rutan's reputation for rapid engineering and construction the darned thing will most likely work.

I grew up glued to the tube for all the space shots .. earliest memories of mercury. Jules Bergman and Uncle Walter.

Now maybe just maybe... hope that a regular joe can get to space on a tourist ticket.

Life is good... God Bless the Rutans and other highly educated mavericks