Scaled Composites Conducts Ground Test on SpaceShipTwo


Test: SS2 Taxi 01
Date: 14 Jun 10
Time: 3 hr on runway
Crew (runs 01-04): Siebold / Nichols
Crew (runs 05): Stucky / Nichols


Monday was a great milestone for the team. We performed five tests from 25 to 60 mph with two different pilots. All objectives were achieved. They were: condition the brakes and evaluate the landing gear/brake steering/skid shoe performance and general ground handling. The vehicle performed as expected and we’re excited to move into the manned phase of the test program.

* Shout out to Clark Lindsey over at Hobby Space for finding this new log.