Aerden (aerden) wrote,

Ansari X-Prize

Way to go, Scaled Composites Corp. and Spaceship One!

Bert Rutan's suborbital space vehicle successfuly attained an altitude of over 360,000 feet and has now landed at Mojave Spaceport! Hurray!!!!!

*breaks out Zen bottles of champagne and hands out glasses all around!*

The pilot today was Brian Benney, now the second private astronaut to fly in space. :)

Click, if you are interested in a Civilian Space Program.

Mark and I watched the coverage of this on the Discovery Science Channel. The news reporting/interviewing was done by a rather charming British lady named Laura Greene. I liked her a lot.

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