Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Answer: Does Steve have anything to listen to?

The only sounds Steve can hear are the engine noise and an alarm used for short power naps. According to Mission Controller Nancy Milleret, Steve was offered a CD player but declined because it would add to weight.

Anytime you add weight to the aircraft, also known as "Payload", you must ALSO add fuel to carry it.

There is also a Satellite phone on board to keep Steve in touch with Mission Control in Salina, Kansas, as well as Scaled Composites in Mojave, California.