Monday, October 04, 2004

SpaceShipOne does it again

Fellow blogger Kirk has already documented this achievement, but I also would like to pass along my congratulations to the crew of SpaceShipOne on winning the X-Prize!

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Not to belittle this great achievement, but they should've required at least one Earth orbit at that altitude to claim the prize. The craft was also not built with a docking ring to verify that it could ferry someone up to the ISS or some other space station.

Now someone needs to take the $50 million America's Space Prize challenge to truly bring tourism to space! The new prize stipulates bringing seven into space, as opposed to three.

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