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    SpaceShipOne live take off nowish

    just incase any1 is interested in it

    SpaceShipOne is live on news 24 about to either make history or ,well lets just hope it makes history and nothing else

    should be a few live webcasts about aswell

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    Just watched it take off now. I completely forgot about it. I hope that kind of technology is used more in the future so then everyone can go for a trip to space! That'd be so cool. Safe spaceflight.

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    What was this all about??

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    What's this all about then?
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    its a competition where the first private manned spacecraft has to enter space for I think 10-15 mins and then land back on Earth safely.

    Good luck to them is what I say

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    But it's a new form of spaceflight which is safer to hit space which wasn't developed by NASA.

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    Its the attempt to be the first non-goverment craft in to space. Winner gets money. The bloke trying for it today built the aircraft then flew around the worls without refueling. This project uses a hight altitude aircraft that then launches a manned space craft that can get in to space. It doesent go orbital, goes up then comes down again.

    White Knight carrier with spaceshipone underneath



    Spaceshipone on glide


    http://www.scaled.com/projects/tierone/062104.htm

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    Ah this is the "first man to pilot a Glade Air-Freshener into space" compo then...

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    Reminds me of the dog toy or marital aid thread, to bodly go where many have gone before

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    He's done it folks

    Just watching the live stream now, now to win the x-prize they have to do the same trip with the same craft within two weeks
    (\__/)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    He's done it folks
    Top man

    and he smells of Pine - which is a bonus

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    Salute to the man with very big balls, takes courage to do that.
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    Have you seen the size of the spacecraft?

    It's *tiny*

    This could throw up some very interesting possibilities for the future of space travel, as well as some pretty big implications for NASA...
    (\__/)
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    Thats cool. I love those Rutan/Scaled Composite planes. They look so nice.

    They'll probably win the X prize now although the competition seems to be hotting up somewhat
    Last edited by turkster; 21-06-2004 at 07:53 PM.

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    That's a serious bit of engineering, all for $20million too.. V. Impressive stuff

    I think the best bit was the entire thing was only on the drawing board in 1999..

    From paper designs to fully functioning spacecraft in under 5 years..

    Makes NASA look a bit silly..
    Last edited by Stoo; 21-06-2004 at 07:51 PM.
    (\__/)
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    Yeah it is very interesting stuff. Amazing that they can do it with that kind of money. It is amazing how many teams for the x prize are actually testing stuff and have stuff working in such a short amount of time.
    They all have cool sites too

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