posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 10:57 AM
That makes two for Mike Melvill. I can't wait to hear about their issues with flight control systems. On the last launch their primary system went
out and Melvill had to go to a backup system. On this one, it seems that, at least, the primary system went out, but maybe the secondary too.
Fortunately, the feathering configuration provided sufficient drag to slow the roll to a controllable level, but for a minute ther it looked like we
were going to end up with a dead pilot.
I wonder if he blacked out or maintained consciousness during the roll...