Thursday, July 07, 2005
On October 4, 2004, SpaceShipOne rocketed into history, becoming the first private manned spacecraft to exceed an altitude of 328,000 feet twice within the span of a 14 day period, thus claiming the ten million dollar Ansari X-Prize. Virgin Galactic inks deal with Paul Allen and Scaled Composites to develop world's first commercial space tourism operator.
And The GlobalFlyer a single seat, turbofan powered airplane designed to fly around the world nonstop, unrefueled. Achieved this feat on March 03, 2005 after 67 hours and one minute of flying time.