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

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Re: Why...

I would love to know if it is normal procedure to unlock the arms at that point. From a logical point of view, arming the mechanism would appear to be best done later, after the rocket burn.

Could it have been armed accidentally?

However, I am not even a pilot, let alone a rocket ship test pilot. Mainly, I am being Captain Hindsight.

My thoughts go out to the friends and family of both pilots.

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