Monday, October 04, 2004

SpaceShipOne's Second Flight Underway 

SpaceShipOne has taken off from Mojave Airport on its attempt to win the Ansari X Prize. Their first flight in the competition was last week, and was a success. If they reach an altitude of 62 miles, then return safely with the pilot and the mass equivalent of two passengers, they will be the winners of the $10 million prize. Plus they've already signed a deal with Richard Branson and his new company, Virgin Galactic.
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UPDATE (11:50 am): They did it!!!! SpaceShipOne has won the Ansari X Prize.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 10:44 AM