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Virgin 'spaceship' pilot 'unlocked tailbooms' going through sound barrier

ecofeco Silver badge

Re: Why...

My guess would be that this may have been standard procedure and perhaps the design of the craft was such that it was considered a safe procedure do as it was a 2 step process. Or maybe not and the pilot acted prematurely. Or this WAS the test.

My experience with most heavy and complicated machines is that you never unlock anything that you aren't about to use immediately, especially when under large amounts of power AND moving very fast.

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