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SpaceShipOne Approved By The FAA  
User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17001 posts, RR: 67
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2497 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!

http://edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/04/08/rocket.license.ap/index.html


"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, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2351 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 (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2291 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!

Bubbinski



"Simplify" - Thoreau
User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4477 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

This is history-making news! Very exciting!

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 962 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2124 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.

Regards,
DFW


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6202 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

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


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