This picture was taken early this afternoon, looking out the hanger/warehouse/workshop where we’ve headquartered and are putting together all our stuff. Outside this building is the Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave desert. This is June. It is supposed to be bright and sunny. Instead it’s overcast and there is a forecast of rain.
Unfortunately, it has cancelled any chance we had of doing a test flight tomorrow. This means that this testflight will happen, at the earliest, on Wednesday. This also means that an already tight schedule has gotten even tighter.
I’m VERY GLAD that the NASA people here are truly a ‘can do’ crowd. They want to make this happen and are pulling out all the stops to do so. So, being late will be a problem, not a potential disaster.
Rain in the Mojave in June?
(click on the picture thumbnail for a larger version)