New life for Stratolaunch?

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  1. Oct 11, 2019 at 6:51 PM #1

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  2. Oct 11, 2019 at 6:58 PM #2

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    Actually, I think that is the OLD life. I believe Scaled was developing the airplane under contract (hence the term "SOW"--statement of work). Last I heard, Stratolaunch itself is up for sale.

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  3. Oct 11, 2019 at 7:46 PM #3

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    IOW, "we've done as much as we're ever going to get paid for (build it and one whole flight) and are kicking this white elephant out. Leave us alone, as we no longer have anything to do with it".
     
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  4. Oct 11, 2019 at 7:48 PM #4

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    They could rent it out as portable shade in the desert.


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  5. Oct 11, 2019 at 8:44 PM #5

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    You should see them try to move that thing on the ground - I don't know that "portable" is a word I'd use to describe it.
     
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    Kickstarter to buy it for the ultimate burning man accomodations venue? :D the playa should be big enough to land it eh?
     
  7. Oct 11, 2019 at 9:46 PM #7

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    Has it already flown once? If it did, I must have missed that.

    Strap a water tank underneath and put out both of the big California wildfires burning right now with one pass.
     
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    Here you go...
     
  9. Oct 12, 2019 at 1:29 AM #9

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    Yeah, remember when you thought that there was some kind of a very big thunderstorm or cloud formation that was blocking out all the sunshine at your home airport?
     
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