SpaceShipOne reaches 350,000+ feet !

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  1. Kirk Gunn

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    So, how much longer before the Vulcans land?
     
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    Don't we have a nuclear war before that happens? Hopefully it will be awhile yet [​IMG]

    Kenneth
     
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    Actually, we have to discover how to build a hyperdrive first. Then the Vulcans will land. [​IMG]
     
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    I was flipping between today's Deep Space Nine repeat on Spike, and Fox News coverage of this event. It's amazing how close science fiction is to becoming science fact.



    April 4, 2063. And yes, this event will come on the heels of WW III.
     
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    Richard Branson has ordered five of these space ships and for £100,000 you can go into space. He is hoping to offer this in about 3 years.

    Virgin boss in space tourism bid

    "If it is a success, we want to move into orbital flights and then, possibly, even get a hotel up there"
    Sir Richard Branson


    [​IMG]
     
  7. Kirk Gunn

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    We should be hearing the soundtrack from "The Right Stuff" just about now!

    Way to go!
     
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    "They said there was a demon that lived in the air. They said any man who went against him would DIE."

    Da Dum Dum Da Da Da Da Dum Dum Da Da Da Da Dum Dum ...

    That is as close as I can get to "The Right Stuff" soundtrack [​IMG]

    Kenneth
     
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    Probably so they could both get their astronaut wings. Seriously.
     
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    From an article I read, I gather that rotation was the original plan, but illness forced some (one in particular) to fly more than the others.

    Sorry I don't have a link.
     
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    Good place for info: http://scaled.com/projects/tierone/info.htm

    The four pilot bios are on the site.

    Melvill wasn't supposed to fly X1 (the 1st X-prize flight). The original pilot slated for X1 (not sure if it was Shane or Siebold, but I'd guess Shane) got sick and his wife gave birth. So Melvill got to ride again.

    If any of you missed the Discovery Channel documentary last night, watch it on Thursday. For that matter, even if you caught it, watch it again. I'm sure they're going to update it w/ a victory segment.
     
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    melvill has flown some amazing aircraft, quite a resume.
     
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    Brian Binnie is scheduled for both Leno & Letterman this evening.
    Was there a test flight between Los Angeles and New York today?
     
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    There was supposedly another group that was trying this as well, any news from them since competition is a good thing?
     

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