meat aboard the roton

Spike Jones (
Tue, 25 May 1999 22:37:14 -0700

Doug Jones wrote: ...Anyway, I don't see the FAA seriously getting in the way of me
personally participating in spaceflight (in about a year if things continue to go well)....

Wait a minute Doug. When I heard that Rotary Rocket planned to man the *first* roton, I nearly choked. I understand the reasoning behind centrifugal pressurization and even autogyro landing, but the notion of making the experimental vehicle manned, well the logic utterly escapes me.

The thought that the first rotonaut to put his ass on the line might be you, my friend I must object strenuously. I cannot imagine why Rotary Rocket is persuing this seemingly reckless course, and I would be deeply saddened if any harm should come to one who might even be one of my distant cousins. All of us Joneses are distant cousins {8-] This is not intended as a criticism of the Roton; we are behind you all the way. But please explain why RR is putting meat aboard on the first ride. spike