Thursday, July 07, 2005

SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne
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.

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