Thursday, January 24, 2008
The safety of the Rutan spaceship
The new design is out, and it's making quite a splash! I was quite intrigued by Rutan's comment that it will be as safe as flying in the 1920's, and 'hundreds of times' safer than Nasa (not saying much...). I'm wondering how a US company can live with this product liability, since everybody sues everybody. Even a waiver isn't enough, they would have to engage in contracts with the spouse, the parents, the children, brothers and sisters. The contracts would have to say they won't sue, or forfeit a million dollars, or something. Would that work?