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#1 Posted on 2.6.04 1337.48
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From CNN:

    Originally posted by Leonard David on
    A privately-developed rocket plane will launch into history on June 21 on a mission to become the world's first commercial manned space vehicle.

    The pilot of the craft, still to be announced, will become the first person to earn astronaut wings in a non-government sponsored vehicle, and the first private civilian to fly a spaceship out of the atmosphere.

    That's the word on Wednesday from Scaled Composites in the Mojave, California desert -- designer and builder of SpaceShipOne. The announcement is the first time the group has pre-announced a high-altitude run of its piloted rocketship.

While the NASA program is good for going to places like the moon, the dawning of commercial space travel is long LONG overdue and will certainly(and hopefully) serve as a catalyst for the continued development of the rest of our space program...
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#2 Posted on 2.6.04 1712.04
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Granted I only skimmed the CNN article, but I thought this flight was ineligible for the X-Prize, since it won't be carrying enough weight to represent three people. Plus, they need to give 30 days notice for that. Click Here (

Still, this is impressive, and as the CNN article does point out, they'll be the number one contender for the X-Prize.

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