It rained earlier today, giving the desert a bit of badly needed relief — we’re in a severe drought here — and covering the mountains in snow. It’s quite nice to stand on the desert floor and look up at snow-covered peaks partly obscured by thick clouds.
A bit of news: Scaled Composites did another test firing of its engine for SpaceShipTwo this morning. Reports indicate that it lasted between 15 and 30 seconds, sending a big cloud of black smoke up into the sky. It was at the second hot fire during the past eight days.
We’re getting ever closer to the day when SpaceShipTwo will fly under its own power. That will be quite exciting to see. I’m looking forward to it.