October 4th, 2004

Nicodemus

SpaceShipOne Triumphs!

As most people probably know by now, SpaceShipOne completed it's third successful space flight. By completing two back-to-back flights, Scaled Composites has claimed the Ansari X-Prize for the first privately-developed reusable space vehicle capable of carrying people above 100km.

Now, of course, the real question is whether this will encourage development of spacegoing tourism and technologies? Will this be just a historical stunt or will it actually spur the privatization of spaceflight?
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