Walk on the wreck of the American SpaceShipTwo
• Walk on the wreck of the American SpaceShipTwo
In recent years, Americans suffer some setbacks in space. On the night of October 30, 2014, a few seconds after the start of exploded rocket Antares with space cargo ship Cygnus.
Following the death of Cygnus commercial truck, 31 October in the US crashed SpaceShipTwo suborbital ship, which was prepared for tourist trips across the expanses of the universe. Hollywood stars Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks and Ashton Catcher yet for compensation did not apply.
We will visit the crash site SpaceShipTwo company Virgin Galactic.
According to Russian experts, in the next 4-5 years, the United States will have a 4 private manned spacecraft, and will reach its goal - avoiding the use of the Russian "Soyuz", which cost Americans at $ 71 million per astronaut.
Experts are studying the wreckage SpaceShipTwo company Virgin Galactic. California, November 2, 2014.
This is the second cosmic failure of Americans this week. First Antares rocket to the space truck Cygnus, which would take more than two tonnes of cargo to the ISS, exploded at the time of launch at the Baikonur Vallops in Virginia.
A second tragedy occurred October 31, 2014, almost immediately after the spacecraft separating from the carrier platform. The reason for the collapse of SpaceShipTwo Virgin Galactic's while not precisely known.
There is a version of the crash, they are preliminary. They are at least two: blame either the pilot or technician. Pre: defect braking system. The wreckage of the ship SpaceShipTwo, California, November 2, 2014.
A pilot was killed and the other managed to eject, but suffered serious injuries. Wreckage fell into the Mojave Desert in the American zone, which is called the graveyard of aircraft.
The National Aeronautics and Exploration USA Space (NASA) expects much in the conquest of space and refusing to use Russian spacecraft to the private companies that own, though not without the help of the government, engaged in the development and construction of the spacecraft.
Investigators collected the wreckage of the spacecraft SpaceShipTwo, California, November 2, 2014.
The development of SpaceShipTwo spacecraft for space tourism company engaged in Virgin Galactic. Read more in the article "Private spacecraft made the first manned flight."
Various parts at the crash site ship SpaceShipTwo, California, November 2, 2014.
Since 2009, the company Virgin Galactic managed to sell about 700 tickets cost from 200 thousand dollars each. Among wishing to fly among the stars present and Hollywood stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks and Ashton catcher. After that crash compensation for the actors did not address.
"Commercial aerospace - not a simple matter, but I promise that we izvlechom learn from their mistakes and move on," - said Richard Branson, CEO Virgin Galactic.
In order that the commercial space travel - is a tricky business, could not agree more. And the head of the company Virgin Galactic is optimistic and confident that space tourism project is feasible. He also assured of future space tourists that will be the first to fly on SpaceShipTwo into space. Richard Branson is confident in the safety of space flight. Virgin Galactic's hangar in the Mojave Desert, California, November 2, 2014.
However, the risks of businessmen at the conquest of space quite different than that of the state. How to calculate the same Richard Branson, NASA lost in various emergency situations around 3% of its astronauts. Space is a private trader can not lose a single customer.
Parts of the ship SpaceShipTwo company Virgin Galactic, California, November 2, 2014.
The experts talked about the difficult future of commercial space exploration. While a successful creator of the electric Tesla, Elon Musk genius - his ship Dragon has successfully delivered the cargo to the ISS. But before that, and he had a series of failures.
Select the checkboxes to mark all found fragments of the crashed spaceship.
Then all found fragments spread out in separate packages. Perhaps they will help to find out the cause of the disaster.
The wreckage SpaceShipTwo company Virgin Galactic. California, November 2, 2014.
Part SpaceShipTwo wing.
California, November 2, 2014. Wreckage Galactic's SpaceShipTwo company of Virgin.