Before Burt Rutan won the X-Prize, back when SpaceShipOne made its first flight to space, there was a problem… a scary roll. I was uneasy watching what went on and I said so here.
I immediately made a prediction based on the very little I know about this kind of project.
Rutan will figure a way to get around this problem for one more flight, win the prize, and modify this design into a more stable model for commercial work. SpaceShipOne will go to the Smithsonian before it can hurt anyone.
I actually forgot all about that prediction until I read an interview with Burt Rutan today in the Palm Springs Desert News.