Virgin Galactic

is grounded. I wonder if they’ll take away their allowance, too?

Honestly, this seems kind of dumb. A SpaceShipTwo that is out of fuel is no more of a risk to public safety than a business jet. In fact, it’s less, if the jet goes down full of fuel.

[Late-evening update]

My assumption when I wrote the original post was that the concern was uninvolved public on the ground. It didn’t occur to me that it could be incurring on other airspace that might be unaware of it, and into which it was not supposed to go. My bad.

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