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Branson hopes to fly to space in his ship in six months

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British entrepreneur Richard Branson expects that after months of 6-7 months he can make a suborbital space flight on a ship developed by his company, reports TASS.




Virgin Galactic, owned by Branson, had previously conducted a series of tests on its Unity spacecraft, the SpaceShipTwo. It is expected that the device will soon be able to make a suborbital space flight.

According to the entrepreneur, this "can happen within three or four months."

And then, I hope that in another three months I will go into space myself,
he curled.



The Unity model was introduced in February 2017, and its first test flight took place on September 8.

The model was created to replace the sample that crashed in October 2014 of the year in the Mojave Desert in southern California. In appearance, it practically does not differ from the previous model called Enterprise. According to the findings of experts who studied the circumstances of the disaster, one of the reasons for the crash was a pilot error.



As a result of the emergency, one pilot was killed, another was injured. The company said that after the disaster, they made the necessary conclusions, and the new model has become much safer than the previous device.
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  1. Logall
    Logall 29 October 2017 12: 28 New
    20
    Let it fly!
    Hard to believe. Very weak!
    Entire states have been trying to make such a project for many years, spending huge capital! By connecting the best scientists ...
    And then, look at him, wings made ...
    1. Masya masya
      Masya masya 29 October 2017 12: 35 New
      17
      Quote: Logall
      Let it fly!

      1. marshes
        marshes 29 October 2017 12: 42 New
        +5
        Cats have a habit, flattery where it is dangerous. By washing machines, solid fuel stoves or a variety of pipes.
        1. cniza
          cniza 29 October 2017 12: 58 New
          +6
          Quote: Logall
          Hard to believe. Very weak!
          .


          Just show off and no more, and then there will be something to say that the evil Russians have prevented.
        2. Svarog51
          Svarog51 29 October 2017 17: 24 New
          10
          Cats have a habit, flattery where it's dangerous

          I wish Branson could convey this wise thought. Maybe there will be fewer victims. But on the other hand - what if it works out?
    2. maxim947
      maxim947 29 October 2017 12: 36 New
      24
      Someone is wasting money in casinos, etc., and someone is trying to make a dream come true and this is commendable. A good example for the oligarchs.
      1. Logall
        Logall 29 October 2017 12: 44 New
        10
        Quote: maxim947
        Someone is wasting money in casinos, etc., and someone is trying to make a dream come true and this is commendable. A good example for the oligarchs.

        And I did not say that this is bad! I say that this project cannot be mastered alone! Throws huge grandmas, will make expensive developments ...
        After the failure, he will sell technology for nothing ...
        A dream is good! But you should not lose your head ... Moreover, he has it!
        1. Setrac
          Setrac 29 October 2017 13: 14 New
          +6
          Quote: Logall
          And I did not say that this is bad! I say that this project cannot be mastered alone!

          Russian is written in white there - suborbital flight.
          1. Logall
            Logall 29 October 2017 13: 29 New
            13
            You want to say that it is low cost? Such developments have been going on since the sixties! Our And Americans ...
            Even without reaching Earth orbit, you need to develop hypersonic speeds ... Hypersonic! This is possible if you attract several companies working in this industry to the project! And to attract them you need to be the US Department of Defense or the Russian Federation! Well, or several European ... Well, or several Asian ...
          2. captain
            captain 29 October 2017 14: 22 New
            +2
            Let it fly. If it’s possible, let it take with it all the coddle of our liberals and "rabid" Leninists, maybe Russia will take a break from all the experiments, while they will plant apple trees on Mars and wait for the harvest
      2. NordUral
        NordUral 29 October 2017 22: 18 New
        0
        That's it. Let's see if it works out.
      3. Zheleznostop
        Zheleznostop 30 October 2017 15: 04 New
        0
        The trouble is that among the oligarchs, such as Branson, units.
      4. antivirus
        antivirus 30 October 2017 22: 18 New
        0
        do not count your chickens before they are hatched
        a chest in crosses will survive, but there will be no trial
    3. Contra-M
      Contra-M 29 October 2017 12: 39 New
      +7
      Fly, PR man ... Now, if the USSR had not collapsed, we would have already mastered Mars ..
      And now everything has to start from the beginning .. Following the quotations of the dollar and oil ..!
      1. Scoun
        Scoun 29 October 2017 13: 21 New
        +8
        Quote: Contra-M
        Fly, PR man ... Now, if the USSR had not collapsed, we would have already mastered Mars ..

        Now, if yes, if only you would not look into their mouths, and now you just have to wave your saber.
        P C
        They do other things, and not with divas, take over and conquer space.
        No offense, write yourself that they ruined us and not we them.
        1. Contra-M
          Contra-M 29 October 2017 13: 49 New
          +2
          Quote: Scoun
          Now, if yes, if only you would not look into their mouths, and now you just have to wave your saber.
          P C
          They do other things, and not with divas, take over and conquer space.
          No offense, write yourself that they ruined us and not we them.

          Well, yes, of course, maliciously soldier And yet. Our time will come soon!
          1. Scoun
            Scoun 29 October 2017 15: 11 New
            +3
            Quote: Contra-M
            Quote: Scoun
            Now, if yes, if only you would not look into their mouths, and now you just have to wave your saber.
            P C
            They do other things, and not with divas, take over and conquer space.
            No offense, write yourself that they ruined us and not we them.

            Well, yes, of course, maliciously soldier And yet. Our time will come soon!

            Yeah, and then whose time was it?
            Are we forever in the tail in the role of catching up?
            Or it is worth recognizing their merits.
            PS
            But to wipe, wash their hands the Arabs still taught)))
            And they use Arabic numerals and letters from them in the Latin language, but they were the first to test the nuclear bomb and they used the nasty Internet they introduced into the world practice like players and video in their time.
            1. Letun
              Letun 29 October 2017 20: 00 New
              +3
              Quote: Scoun
              but they were the first to test the nuclear bomb and they used the nasty Internet as they introduced into the world practice like players and video in their time.

              You just don’t remind them of the flight to the Moon, because even local goofs can’t even believe it after 50 years, they have one spot on it, like the RD-180 engine during launch laughing
            2. Achtaba1970
              Achtaba1970 29 October 2017 20: 24 New
              0
              The numbers of the Arabs of the Indians seem to have spied, or the decimal system.
      2. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 29 October 2017 18: 52 New
        +4
        Quote: Contra-M
        Fly, PR man ... Now, if the USSR had not collapsed, we would have already mastered Mars ..
        And now everything has to start from the beginning .. Following the quotations of the dollar and oil ..!

        If the USSR had not collapsed, then by 2018, serial production of soft toilet paper and diapers would begin.
        1. NordUral
          NordUral 29 October 2017 22: 20 New
          +1
          Just under you horizons.
    4. The_lancet
      The_lancet 29 October 2017 12: 42 New
      +3
      Entrepreneur from the UK Richard Branson expects that after 6-7 months he will be able to make a suborbital space flight on the ship developed by his company, reports TASS.

      Nothing new. It's been said a long time ago. The goal is entertaining or research flights (space tourism) for people who have money. Virgin galactic ticket costs
      250000$
    5. Chestnut
      Chestnut 29 October 2017 12: 51 New
      16
      If Russia will continue to only pin hopes on the failure of foreign projects, and sit back twenty years later, with tears in her eyes, we will see the beginning of the colonization of satellites by other countries.
      Alas, Putin has no ambitions, national ideas, his biggest problem.
      Even the clown Rogozin, in terms of ambition, is better than Putin.
      1. Golovan Jack
        Golovan Jack 29 October 2017 12: 57 New
        16
        Quote: Chestnut
        Alas, Putin has no ambitions, national ideas, his biggest problem.
        Even the clown Rogozin, in terms of ambition, is better than Putin

        Wondrously. A little, but it stinks deliciously good
        And what will we take out of your charmingly German flag (the one next to the nickname Chestnut)?
      2. Igor V
        Igor V 29 October 2017 13: 04 New
        +2
        Here is another "teacher" has come. How did we live without him before? request
      3. sabakina
        sabakina 29 October 2017 13: 59 New
        10
        Quote: Chestnut
        twenty years later, with tears in our eyes, we will see the beginning of the colonization of satellites by other countries.

        But sho, does the Earth still have satellites, besides the moon? belay Or are you talking about the satellites of Pluto and Neptune?
      4. raf
        raf 29 October 2017 22: 09 New
        0
        Even the clown Rogozin, in terms of ambition, is better than Putin.
        Here you are right, in terms of clowning ambitions, Rogozin is clearly better than Putin! laughing
      5. NordUral
        NordUral 29 October 2017 22: 23 New
        +3
        We will return the State, we will return the habit of dreaming and translating dreams into reality. But organized crime groups, dressing up for the state, are not capable of this a priori.
        Everything in us, in our desire to change ourselves and the country. It is still possible.
    6. Scoun
      Scoun 29 October 2017 13: 18 New
      10
      Quote: Logall
      Hard to believe. Very weak!

      Hmm, actually Branson, a person worthy of Respect and your doubts, weaker than his confidence (in my opinion).
      By the way, it was he who introduced the "chip" at the time, the person who called his airline heard the following in Branson's voice - like good afternoon! If I count to 30 and our employee does not pick up the phone, then you will receive a 30% discount on tickets.
      Ha and just imagine how many people sat and whispered - just do not pick up the phone)))
      By the way, the first Moscow zeral factory now works on a similar principle and barks a 10% discount.
      This is me to the fact that Branson is still that shot from the business.
    7. dauria
      dauria 29 October 2017 14: 41 New
      +7
      Entire states have been trying to make such a project for many years, spending huge capital!


      in the 70s, one German enthusiast, Kurt Schreckling, made a real turbojet engine for aircraft models. Its design was copied in serial production by several companies. How could one person in a garage "on the knee" for pennies go a way that would cost a lot of money with a "civilized" development by the company?
  2. chidoryan
    chidoryan 29 October 2017 12: 28 New
    +9
    Such a cute trampoline! Hi Rogozin!
    1. Sharky
      Sharky 29 October 2017 12: 34 New
      +2
      You can even jump on a trampoline, I have already shown my reliability by time. But a virgin with reliability (crooked hands of a pilot) is not clear. One aircraft fell, the second has not yet been tested.
      It is better to jump on a trampoline than to extinguish the buttocks of a co-pilot with charred hands. laughing
      1. chidoryan
        chidoryan 29 October 2017 13: 00 New
        +5
        "Better to jump on a trampoline than to extinguish the buttocks of a co-pilot with charred hands"

        and you are a poet
        1. Sharky
          Sharky 30 October 2017 00: 21 New
          0
          and you are a poet

          Well what are you, drop it repeat
    2. Muvka
      Muvka 29 October 2017 12: 37 New
      +3
      Quote: chidoryan
      Such a cute trampoline! Hi Rogozin!

      Suborbital flight will not reach the ISS 400 kilometers in height ...
    3. Contra-M
      Contra-M 29 October 2017 12: 41 New
      +3
      Quote: chidoryan
      Such a cute trampoline! Hi Rogozin!

      Sobchak and Navalny too Hello! laughing
      1. chidoryan
        chidoryan 29 October 2017 13: 00 New
        +2
        first and second trampoline pilots? Well, not bad!
  3. 210ox
    210ox 29 October 2017 12: 29 New
    12
    Why not fly off ... When there is no money. And most importantly, when they are under control and do not steal .. Like some
    1. marshes
      marshes 29 October 2017 12: 35 New
      0
      Quote: 210ox
      Why not fly off ... When there is no money. And most importantly, when they are under control and do not steal .. Like some

      So it's his own, maybe he pulled investors with guarantees. That's what the laws on property protection do.
      And then we people have their penny deposits in the bath can not be removed.
      1. Golovan Jack
        Golovan Jack 29 October 2017 13: 24 New
        11
        Quote: marshes
        we have our people penny deposits in the bath cannot take off

        belay
        1. marshes
          marshes 29 October 2017 13: 26 New
          0
          Quote: Golovan Jack
          Quote: marshes
          we have our people penny deposits in the bath cannot take off

          belay

          In the bank.
          1. Golovan Jack
            Golovan Jack 29 October 2017 13: 28 New
            13
            Quote: marshes
            In the bank

            Yes, I understood, not a fool ... there would be a fool - I would not understand ...
            But it turned out funny: a deposit, and in the bathhouse ... "for one person" (c), probably laughing
            1. marshes
              marshes 29 October 2017 13: 32 New
              0
              Quote: Golovan Jack
              But it turned out funny: a deposit, and in the bathhouse ... "for one person" (c), probably

              Well, the bath business is profitable and less expensive even without girls. There are those who turn trucks into mobile saunas or buy those that were produced during the union, for geologists and shepherds.
              1. Golovan Jack
                Golovan Jack 29 October 2017 13: 39 New
                10
                Quote: marshes
                ... bath business has arrived ...

                I'm talking about a joke dragging that:
                In the bathhouse, at the box office:
                “Please give me a one-person ticket.”
                - And what, you will not wash the ass, galleries?

                By the way, from my life, it’s also a joke: somewhere in 2004, someone smart in Russian Railways came up with “Lokomotiv is served in one person” instead of “Lokomotiv is served by one engineer”. The people neighing in a voice ...
                Now, I’m looking, they have remade everything back ... it finally came to see that they had frozen laughing
                But in general - life is beautiful and full of humor ... you just need to take a closer look, intently.
                1. marshes
                  marshes 29 October 2017 13: 48 New
                  +3
                  Quote: Golovan Jack
                  Now, I’m looking, they have remade everything back ... it finally came to see that they had frozen

                  Well, you Russian Railways is still that comedian.
                  Not yourself on the Russian Railways?
                  I curse the day when I took a ticket from Saratov to Kazan, the train turned out to be a postal train. It stopped at every “post”.
                  1. Golovan Jack
                    Golovan Jack 29 October 2017 13: 52 New
                    +8
                    Quote: marshes
                    Well, you Russian Railways still that comedian

                    This is not a comedian, this is dolbokluy. IMHO.
                    Quote: marshes
                    Not yourself on the Russian Railways?

                    How could you think that? am
                    I’m just riding this Railways for 20+ years. Every working day. And all-see-note wink
                    Quote: marshes
                    ... I took a ticket from Saratov to Kazan, the train turned out to be a postal one ...

                    Essss !!! laughing
                    My sympathies, but better yet, that ... check ...
                    1. marshes
                      marshes 29 October 2017 14: 04 New
                      0
                      Quote: Golovan Jack
                      My sympathies, but better yet, that ... check ...

                      Mother aged, wanted to visit relatives in front of ..., planes are shown against. Another thing is if the high-speed railway appears Moscow-Kazan-Astana-PRC, as the Chinese planned.
                      I don’t know who squeezed the money, but the China-Kazakhstan highway with access to Orenburg has already been built, but there is no progress on the “other side” and, in principle, there is not a large section to Belarus, then to Poland. Although there was a short section through Ukraine. from China.
  4. Nevsky_ZU
    Nevsky_ZU 29 October 2017 12: 30 New
    +2
    Insurance companies get ready laughing
    In general, the practice of testing in the West and here is interesting.
    They are really there after the 2-3 has been tested. flight, already send customers to orbit? fellow
    And we would have 25 years experienced, first factory, then in Zhukovsky.
    Who is right?))
    1. Shadow of darkness
      Shadow of darkness 29 October 2017 13: 44 New
      0
      Who is right?))

      Accident statistics and crew efficiency.
  5. Sharky
    Sharky 29 October 2017 12: 32 New
    +3
    Good luck to the Virgin Galaxy. But, something seems to me that the destiny of this virgin is only suborbital flights or even bouncing. What kind of characteristics is there even for an aircraft?
  6. japs
    japs 29 October 2017 12: 35 New
    +4
    The key question is how much more reliable?
    Suborbital flight. Is it like going out into space?
    1. marshes
      marshes 29 October 2017 12: 40 New
      0
      Quote: japs
      Suborbital flight. Is it like going out into space?

      Set the price, those who wish to find, with money. Here and a business like a roller coaster. Like there Luna Park. smile
    2. Igor V
      Igor V 29 October 2017 13: 20 New
      +2
      Quote: japs
      The key question is how much more reliable?
      Suborbital flight. Is it like going out into space?

      This is the trick of such clowns. To go into orbit, you must gain the 1st space speed. For this, appropriate engines, ground-based infrastructure, a bunch of all kinds of life support systems, controls and, ultimately, landings are needed. All this is unbearable for one money bag. Therefore, they declare suborbital flight, not even indicating the speed of the device. Apparently they want to fly in the stratosphere.
  7. Fedorov
    Fedorov 29 October 2017 12: 35 New
    +1
    Yes, even if on Mars, Venus ... they spend a wabble anywhere, if only Mother Earth was left alone with her people.
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 29 October 2017 12: 35 New
    0
    ... Kohmanaut ... and what will fly from him to the earth? bully
    1. Sergey D_2
      Sergey D_2 29 October 2017 12: 42 New
      +6
      The Wright brothers were also told something like this. And Montgolfier.
      1. Shadow of darkness
        Shadow of darkness 29 October 2017 13: 46 New
        0
        Wright brothers had serious flights on production aircraft before the Wright brothers? belay
  9. Sergey D_2
    Sergey D_2 29 October 2017 12: 39 New
    +3
    They do not buy rd180? How so?
    1. Fedorov
      Fedorov 29 October 2017 12: 52 New
      +2
      So, that it costs 10 hectares to plow the garden the same way - that on the Belarus tractor of the 80th year of production, which is on the Zhdon Dir tractor, horseradish knows what else. And she loves money, the expenses are completely different for the operation and purchase of equipment by her owners. This is not mass production. Tu-there found a contract, earned. So they buy RD, and not because there is no such thing. (Or maybe not already? Forgot how? Then I do not argue).
      1. marshes
        marshes 29 October 2017 13: 16 New
        +1
        Quote: Fedorov
        So, that it costs 10 hectares to plow the garden the same way - that on the Belarus tractor of the 80th year of production, which is on the Zhdon Dir tractor, horseradish knows what else.

        The usual motor-cultivator copes in an hour, stuck. laughing 4 liters of gasoline and a bottle laughing if you don’t hire anyone.
      2. aszzz888
        aszzz888 29 October 2017 13: 17 New
        +2
        Fedorov Today, 12:52 PM that on the "Zhdon Dir"
        .
        John deere just fit on 10 acres ...
    2. Shadow of darkness
      Shadow of darkness 30 October 2017 15: 22 New
      0
      Yes, they, as it were, do not go out into space! winked
  10. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 29 October 2017 12: 44 New
    +2
    There is such a Hollywood film about the dream of space - "Astronaut Farmer" (2006)
    It’s interesting, but in real life would ours take such an initiative to launch a ballistic missile with nuclear weapons? repeat what
  11. Mwg
    Mwg 29 October 2017 12: 45 New
    0
    Spacecraft from half the plane ....
    Deep idea
  12. Warrior-80
    Warrior-80 29 October 2017 12: 50 New
    0
    Sobchak and Navalny need to give tickets for the first flight, and if you're lucky
  13. Igor V
    Igor V 29 October 2017 12: 59 New
    +1
    "In appearance, it practically does not differ from the previous model"
    Is this the caption for the third photo? smile
  14. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 29 October 2017 13: 03 New
    +2
    Children's fun. Let yourself. Suborbital tourism - 10 minutes of pleasure for $ 100000 (an order of magnitude) - this is for snickering bourgeois who were not finished off at the time by Stalin. am

    It has no practical meaning.
  15. Rusj
    Rusj 29 October 2017 13: 07 New
    +2
    Suborbital flight! Mig 25 there set a record of 37 km. The pilots overwhelming fly in fact in spacesuits. Now MiG 31 VMs say 40 km can rise. In my opinion, he raves about this millionaire
    1. Don
      Don 29 October 2017 13: 35 New
      +2
      Quote: Rusj
      Now Mig 31 VM speak for 40 km may rise

      they say that chickens are milked, they say lol
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      2. Rusj
        Rusj 29 October 2017 13: 44 New
        +2
        Higher than the Mig 25 and Mig 31 VM, more than one aircraft has not flown and does not fly. Teach or read the mat part and see more.
      3. Rusj
        Rusj 29 October 2017 13: 46 New
        +1
        This is said by the developers and pilots of the MiG 31 VM of these aircraft in Russia 240 pieces 60 have already been modernized. Here you go, feed your chickens on a farm.
        1. marshes
          marshes 29 October 2017 14: 09 New
          +2
          Kazakhstan proposed the use of MIG-25 to launch satellites into low-orbit orbit, the ISHIM project and things like Baiterek are there now.
      4. sabakina
        sabakina 29 October 2017 14: 20 New
        +5
        Vasily Ivanovich, if you do not believe it, then look .... It is possible from 25 minutes.
        1. Don
          Don 29 October 2017 17: 08 New
          0
          Vyacheslav, and where is 40km?
    2. Shadow of darkness
      Shadow of darkness 29 October 2017 13: 56 New
      +1
      No, it’s not raving! It’s just trying to make money on an extreme and expensive attraction for the wealthy enough who are willing to shell out a lot of money for the risk and a feeling of closeness to real astronauts (astronauts). hi By the way, his project is not even a competitor to real space flights, and he never even spoke about it. Attraction in general!
    3. Awaz
      Awaz 29 October 2017 19: 33 New
      +2
      but why at 40. It seems to me that already at 20 the earth is rounded and the sky turns black. In principle, you can create an airplane so that you can rise to such a height (MiGs fly), then organize a free fall, depicting weightlessness and all ... suckers part with the dough - a dude in chocolate.
      Nothing new: horns and hooves
      1. Shadow of darkness
        Shadow of darkness 30 October 2017 15: 11 New
        0
        Quote: AwaZ
        but why at 40. It seems to me that already at 20 the earth is rounded and the sky turns black. In principle, you can create an airplane so that you can rise to such a height (MiGs fly),

        Here the most important difference in the advertising stunt: "suborbital flight" and "high-altitude flight." Neither one nor the other goes beyond the atmosphere, but the suborbital is nevertheless closer to space and here the commercial effect is higher! Business! We did not find, in due time, money for the same attraction, and so, enthusiasts still had ideas in the hungry 90s.
  16. Cannonball
    Cannonball 29 October 2017 13: 42 New
    0
    If possible, good luck! The main thing - IF it works ...
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    1. Awaz
      Awaz 29 October 2017 14: 09 New
      +5
      naive children))) Musk is a tool of the US authorities to monopolize space launches. It’s not at all a “reusable” step. This is a bespontovoe thing so far. The USA and Russia, and the rest of the world, fly on engines and technologies of the time of the Queen. Attempts to return the first step were in the United States and the USSR. They did not bear any economic effect. More than once verified by two rocket science schools.
      Mask has a chance and who stands behind him, trying to create something really new and breakthrough with the resources. And as it happens in American space history, a little time will pass and everyone will forget about the tricks of this Rogue.
      The USSR and Russia were able to preserve all their old technologies, but the USA has nothing. In the news right now there was a topic about testing a "new" engine, but it turned out to be the same old engine created for Shuttles ..
      1. Gormenghast
        Gormenghast 30 October 2017 06: 05 New
        +1
        The USA and Russia, and the rest of the world, fly on engines and technologies of the time of the Queen.


        And there is! It's all green to blame! No one will fly anywhere on kerosene, hydrogen or fashion methane - not only now, but tomorrow and the day after tomorrow!

        Attempts to return the first step were in the United States and the USSR.


        There were reusable ships in the USSR! Tks. Long before Mask and Co.

        the tricks of this Rogue.


        The tricks of this rogue are that:
        1. I got 50 years old technologies for free (and no one has others).
        2. For free (for 1 dollar) I received a base for production (a former artillery factory) + a test base.
        1 + 2 = nationalized the expenses that taxpayers had once incurred in space, and now wants to privatize profits.
        3. Receives money from NASA under government contracts, and not from "commercial activities"
        4. Everything else is a very long language and excellent pictures, but this is not Lucas and Spielberg !!!

        5 Actually, as said:
        Musk is an instrument of US authorities to monopolize space launches.
        am
    2. raf
      raf 29 October 2017 22: 20 New
      +1
      Quote: pupsik
      Have a cotton padding!

      Take a look at the Mask and Space X. A private office made a reusable stage of the rocket and instantly brought down the freestanding Roskosmos business, which, using Soviet rockets, chopped loot into a ball, launching foreign satellites. Right now, so the Roskosmos flew by that it’s impossible to assemble proton engines! Ahaha!

      Say hello to a batman R. We must put it in charge of nuclear power - otherwise it has not yet collapsed!)

      Does Musk make regular commercial launches? belay And that Roskosmos does not start anything, but sits on the porch with outstretched hand? fool
  18. HMR333
    HMR333 29 October 2017 13: 59 New
    +1
    more PR reminds and on this in space? there, at the entrance to other layers of the atmosphere, the load and temperature are such that it is unlikely to withstand it and even compare it with Buran)) Buran even had a nose section with a special coating for this!
    1. dauria
      dauria 29 October 2017 15: 17 New
      +2
      there, at the entrance to other atmospheric layers, the load and temperature are such that it is unlikely to withstand

      X-15 1959
      the flight algorithm was as follows: start (uncoupling) from the carrier aircraft, gain speed and altitude, turn off the engine, fly by inertia to go beyond the limits of the dense atmosphere of the earth, ascend to a maximum elevation point of 107 km, ballistic descent, enter the dense atmosphere with exit dive, planning, descent, landing.
      The aircraft started using the air launch technology from under the wing of the B-52 strategic bomber (suspended under the wing, on an external sling), the carrier was uncoupled at an altitude of about 15 km, landed independently at an air base located at the bottom of a dried-up salt lake. The total flight time from the moment of separation from the carrier to landing was about 15 minutes. In total, 15 flights were completed under the X-199 program.
  19. Awaz
    Awaz 29 October 2017 14: 02 New
    +3
    In principle, a modern well-trained aircraft can rise to heights when space is already visible and the earth takes the shape of a ball. For suckers, such a flight can be called suborbital.
  20. san4es
    san4es 29 October 2017 14: 11 New
    +4
    ... Of dubious interest - at first to splatter from overload (judging by the negotiations), the rest of the time to fly down and think: "What for do I need this? belay "
  21. Simon
    Simon 29 October 2017 14: 13 New
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    Branson hopes to fly to space in his ship in six months --- I wonder if he will return from there ?! recourse request Our institutes worked on the Buran, the classroom was a spacecraft, and he himself created a box! fool
  22. Altona
    Altona 29 October 2017 14: 34 New
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    How great was the USSR, in which a similar topic of space planes was considered 40 years ago in the form of a “cosmolapt” of the MiG-105. Again, the notorious commercial NON-use of such developments crippled such projects. There is no commercial market for warriors without the need.
  23. Altona
    Altona 29 October 2017 14: 42 New
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    Quote: Simon
    Our institutes worked on the Buran, the classroom was a spacecraft, and he himself created a box!

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    We also had a similar bast shoe 40 years ago. Now everything looks simpler. NASA from its "zagashniks", which are also the research institute's projects, gives out ready-made designs or "blanks" for such startups, which NASA itself does not need and gives them to conventional masks for further commercial development. These are all kinds of engines, both rocket and shunting from spaceships. residential module projects, old rocket projects and all that. Well, then with the help of a team of engineers and Chinese components, sorry, my own space x factories in which thread Alamogordo, all this is built and launched. NASA is probably getting some kind of patent royalty, maybe even a thread, the United States is promoting itself as an advanced country, the ilons of the mask spout suckers, everything is in topic and in profit.
  24. Großer feldherr
    Großer feldherr 29 October 2017 14: 49 New
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    So the time has come when only hope remains for the failures of others.
    The future of Russian cosmonautics was buried.
    For some, an altitude of 100km seems not suborbital enough.
    Others do not believe that it will fly at all, although the first device flew quite a bit into space, the second crashed on test flights, and this is the third such aircraft.
    ... Soon, the Americans and the Chinese will enter the Martian Race, and every year we have more and more people who believe that the Earth is flat.
    It's a shame for the state.
  25. Eurodav
    Eurodav 29 October 2017 15: 48 New
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    Come on, come on! And take trump with Merkel, Macron and other trash!
  26. Eurodav
    Eurodav 29 October 2017 15: 51 New
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    Quote: Simon
    Branson hopes to fly to space in his ship in six months --- I wonder if he will return from there ?! recourse request Our institutes worked on the Buran, the classroom was a spacecraft, and he himself created a box! fool

    So now in search of drive in "how to assemble a spaceship?" and you have drawings and diagrams ... I exaggerate of course ...
  27. Krasnodar
    Krasnodar 29 October 2017 17: 31 New
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    Rich is not the one who can fly into space, but the one who can order the ship there.
  28. Geisenberg
    Geisenberg 29 October 2017 18: 01 New
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    There will be the first, private, manned ... Good luck.
  29. APASUS
    APASUS 29 October 2017 18: 33 New
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    British entrepreneur Richard Branson

    We have a dime a dozen businessmen and there are a lot of billionaires, but real projects are not visible. Maybe foreigners are more ambitious or their goals are completely different, ours usually have only imagination to buy a yacht or a club. We had one real private project with the production of E mobile, but everything went to the bottom
  30. tracer
    tracer 29 October 2017 20: 17 New
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    Of course it will fly. The costume is ready ...
  31. Rplay
    Rplay 29 October 2017 22: 14 New
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    Quote: dauria
    there, at the entrance to other atmospheric layers, the load and temperature are such that it is unlikely to withstand

    X-15 1959
    the flight algorithm was as follows: start (uncoupling) from the carrier aircraft, gain speed and altitude, turn off the engine, fly by inertia to go beyond the limits of the dense atmosphere of the earth, ascend to a maximum elevation point of 107 km, ballistic descent, enter the dense atmosphere with exit dive, planning, descent, landing.
    The aircraft started using the air launch technology from under the wing of the B-52 strategic bomber (suspended under the wing, on an external sling), the carrier was uncoupled at an altitude of about 15 km, landed independently at an air base located at the bottom of a dried-up salt lake. The total flight time from the moment of separation from the carrier to landing was about 15 minutes. In total, 15 flights were completed under the X-199 program.

    Will do of course! And good luck to the Americans! At least someone moves! And we have NK33 gathering dust.
  32. Rplay
    Rplay 29 October 2017 22: 19 New
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    I don’t understand at all - because of what there is so much srach and negativity in the comments. Amers X-15 program was more than 40 years ago. Armstrong and Aldrin and others flew on it. And everyone is alive. And this is just a repetition of the achievements of forty years ago.
  33. 113262a
    113262a 29 October 2017 22: 51 New
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    Burt Rutan has been working for a long time for Berson, and he’s definitely a genius! One of the first in the seventies to start making all-composite airplanes in bulk. Also original schemes. And the engine of this pepelats-hybrid. solid propellant with a liquid oxidizing agent - allows you to repeatedly start and shut it down. regulate traction. These are likely to succeed!
  34. walking along the trail
    walking along the trail 30 October 2017 11: 34 New
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    With all my heart, successes to Richard. Such enthusiasts are also engines of technological progress.