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SpaceShipOne Approved By The FAA  
User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17661 posts, RR: 65
Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Seems to me like Scaled Composites might well win the XPrize!

A great opportunity to deliver on aviation promises made back in the 50s and 60s!


"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
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User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2533 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2926 times:

Great, I think Rutan will win the Xprize. Finally his space ship one performs better than Carmack's Black Armadillo.
I wonder when we will need the new forum spaceliners.net?

good night

User currently offlineBubbinski From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2866 times:

This is GREAT news. Now they've gotten up to Mach 2 and 100,000 plus feet, and I am looking forward to when they blast off into suborbital space. I could see the first suborbital "spaceline" within 5-7 years. Virgin Spacelines? Or maybe Paul Allen will start it? Between this, the X-43, and other developments I'm pretty optimistic about us finally getting regular tourist spaceflights and hypersonic hops across the oceans.

Bring it on!


"Simplify" - Thoreau
User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4557 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

This is history-making news! Very exciting!

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1229 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

Finally his space ship one performs better than Carmack's Black Armadillo.

I think Armadillo plans captive hover tests this week, weather pending? I'm a Dallas native and I love a good underdog... so go Armadillo!

But this is great news for Scaled... I just hope they do something with the concept after they win, instead of drop it and move on like Rutan says. I'd be a damn shame to win the prize then stop, to me that'd be like winning a Nobel prize just to put it on a wall.


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6210 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

Wouldn't the President have to be on board to call it Space Ship One?  Big thumbs up

Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
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