Scaled Composites' SpaceShipOne to attempt 62 miles tomorrow morning

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  1. Chris Derby

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    I'm excited. I wish I could be there to see it but it's a long way away [​IMG]
    Hopefully the Wx will hold and my boy burt will take the prize.
     
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    I'm excited. I wish I could be there to see it but it's a long way away [​IMG]
    Hopefully the Wx will hold and my boy burt will take the prize.
     
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    Yes, I'm quite excited about this as well. [​IMG] Last month's test was only 40 kilometres short of the X Prize mark; hopefully this one will break the ceiling and they will be able to repeat it and go for the gold.

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    Yes, I'm quite excited about this as well. [​IMG] Last month's test was only 40 kilometres short of the X Prize mark; hopefully this one will break the ceiling and they will be able to repeat it and go for the gold.

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    is anyone else even CLOSE to the prize? I think short of total disaster it's going home with burt (and of course paul allen and all the other losers involved)

    I like the photo, in particular the beech starship in the background
    http://www.scaled.com/projects/tiero...tarship_lr.jpg
    I read last fall that beech has basically stopped supporting that aircraft. Not many were sold, and even fewer will remain in years to come I'm afraid.
     
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    is anyone else even CLOSE to the prize? I think short of total disaster it's going home with burt (and of course paul allen and all the other losers involved)

    I like the photo, in particular the beech starship in the background
    http://www.scaled.com/projects/tiero...tarship_lr.jpg
    I read last fall that beech has basically stopped supporting that aircraft. Not many were sold, and even fewer will remain in years to come I'm afraid.
     
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    [​IMG]

    A major disappointment in that Jack Briggs didin't get the piloting assignment. Oh well, should be interesting anyway. [​IMG]
     
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    A major disappointment in that Jack Briggs didin't get the piloting assignment. Oh well, should be interesting anyway. [​IMG]
     
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    Jack? hell I'm WAY more qualified to fly that pig.
     
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    Jack? hell I'm WAY more qualified to fly that pig.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    it's 10:45 Eastern time, the pair should have reached 50,000 feet and SHOULD be firing off spaceship one. But is a SINGLE TV network carrying the story? hell no.
     
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    it's 10:45 Eastern time, the pair should have reached 50,000 feet and SHOULD be firing off spaceship one. But is a SINGLE TV network carrying the story? hell no.
     
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    Oh finally, AFTER the flight as he was coming down CNN picked it up.
    Waiting for the final altitude, they said the rocket shut down a little early but they think they made 112km
     
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    Oh finally, AFTER the flight as he was coming down CNN picked it up.
    Waiting for the final altitude, they said the rocket shut down a little early but they think they made 112km
     
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    from cnn.com

    so far sounds like they made it.
     
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    from cnn.com

    so far sounds like they made it.
     

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