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I'd imagine SN15 will be analysed and possibly retired with some parts re-used - engines. That said they could run it again to fly some more sub-orbital tests. Possibly after SN16 as they'd need to add things/make changes.

12,13,14 were all removed from testing or dismantled if they'd been constructed already as they'd already jumped further ahead than expected with earlier testing.

I think the Orbital prototypes start at SN20.

Not sure what number is the switch from 4mm stainless to 3mm stainless for reduced vehicle weight and increased payload capacity.
 

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That Virgin Galactic event was boring AF. What a complete waste of time. Uninspiring and uninteresting.
 

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It certainly kicked ass on altitude gain once on the rocket motor .. I wish I'd gained height that fast today !

Felix Baumgartner may not have gotten to 250000 feet, but his accomplishment was 1000X what I wasted an hour watching today.
 

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I don't know if we're being flippant .. but it did seem a bit pointless and not really very exciting. There was some interesting technology and Burt Rutan is undeniably creative .. but ... mehh .. it was a bit like watching someone else drink a beer in a not very well presented bar whilst someone told you it was a great beer, really .
 

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I don't know if we're being flippant .. but it did seem a bit pointless and not really very exciting. There was some interesting technology and Burt Rutan is undeniably creative .. but ... mehh .. it was a bit like watching someone else drink a beer in a not very well presented bar whilst someone told you it was a great beer, really .

I’m being serious. Completely underwhelming and overhyped.
 


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