Monday, February 8, 2010

The MIA chute

One year ago yesterday, the SpaceShipOne landed in a fine tall oak tree after drifting too far under its 24" chute. Five days later, the body of the rocket fell back down, undamaged. Two weeks later, the nose cone followed.

However, the orange parachute stayed. And stayed.

Finally, last week, the wind blew it away. After over 350 days in the tree.

1 comment:

Gilsner said...

Maybe you should build the whole rocket out of parachute? Just a thought...