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2000 AD => General => : Pyroxian 21 June, 2004, 10:23:16 PM

: SpaceShipOne Succeeds!
: Pyroxian 21 June, 2004, 10:23:16 PM
Hooray! The first private spacecraft has worked!

Now lets hope they can do it again!!!


Link: SpaceShipOne Succeeds!

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: Dan Kelly 21 June, 2004, 10:25:03 PM
This was the final shakedown flight.

They need to do it twice more, within a month of each over, and carrying 2 passengers in addition to the pilot.  Oh and by the end-of-year.

Still, damn fine news... ;)
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: judgejampot 21 June, 2004, 10:27:44 PM
We live in interesting times...
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: Richmond Clements 21 June, 2004, 10:54:14 PM
I was talking about this at the weekend, and as my friend pointed out to me, isn't it great that private enterprise in the US has got futher into space than our government has ever managed.

Though I seem to rememeber a future shock from many years ago with a British astronaut building a ship in his back yard.
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: Art 21 June, 2004, 11:27:35 PM
Its not real space unless you go orbital, IMHO.

Still, nice stuff!
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: Pyroxian 21 June, 2004, 11:49:33 PM
2 passengers or ballast equal to the weight of 2 people.

Which is cheating in my opinion - ballast doesn't wriggle as much as real people...

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: Queen Firey-Bou 22 June, 2004, 03:40:38 AM
do ya think m&m's gave him a secret sponsorship deal on the side?

what a rush that musta been , & what a view ! woweee.