Saturday, June 19, 2004

First Private Manned Spaceshot Attempt Set:
SpaceShipOne will try to climb 62 miles up Monday morning, leaving Earth's atmosphere for a few minutes to become the first privately funded, non-governmental manned spacecraft. The feat would set up SpaceShipOne designer Burt Rutan as the leader among worldwide contenders for the Ansari X-Prize, which aims to boost space tourism
(from Associated Press, via Yahoo News).

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