Clicked : Question answered – Paul was right :)

I made this post, and Paul commented on it, which caused a longer discussion.  Eventually I sent the question to the MSNBC Clicked blog.  The answer came in a Clicked post (way down towards the bottom of the post) today:

Will replies:  For all matters space I always refer to my man Alan Boyle.  He got word from Chris Faranetta of Virginia-based Space Adventures, the company that put billionaire Charles Simonyi on the rocket pictured. Chris confirmed your explanation.  Not flares but support structure being retracted.

Source: Clicked : And now for something completely different


  1. Cool.
    With what are you going to keep me oocupied THIS weekend?