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I've been following, with some interests, the flight test reports for Scaled Composite's SpaceShipOne, one of the entries in the X-Prize contest. For those who do not know, the X-Prize will be given to the first team that flies three people above 100km twice in (IIRC) two weeks, on the same ship, without government funding.

The latest flight included a functional test of the rocket system, without actually firing it. I don't know what else is left in the planned test program for SS1, but it sure looks like they are close to the first actual flight.

- Tom | permalink | changelog | Last updated: 2003-12-12 11:45

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