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Old 06-20-2004, 10:40 PM   #1
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(CNN) -- Kitty Hawk. Cape Canaveral. Mojave Desert.

That last site may join the list of famed locations in aviation history when a small craft lifts off from its remote California desert airstrip Monday.

SpaceShipOne, designed by Burt Rutan of Scaled Composites, will be carried by a turbojet called White Knight to an altitude of about 50,000 feet (15,240 meters).

If all goes according to plan, it will ignite its rocket engines that propel the craft to Mach 3, three times the speed of sound, and into space. The spacecraft will spend three minutes beyond Earth's atmosphere, becoming the first private craft to carry a human into space and touch down on the same runway it left about an hour and a half earlier. This mission will mark its 15th test flight

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What: SpaceShipOne
Where: Mojave Desert, California
When: Monday, at 6:30 a.m. PT/ 9:30 a.m ET

http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/0...ory/index.html



and another link from space.com:

http://www.space.com/missionlaunches...de_040618.html



so the question is, if this thing works and civilians are allowed to travel into space, and you could afford it, would you?
i know i'd be very tempted.
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Old 06-21-2004, 12:50 AM   #2
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Naw, I don't have any desire to go into space but it is a very cool idea.
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Cool!
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Space, the final frontier....

I'd love to go but only after I see everything on Earth first.
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Quite an accomplishment for only $20 Million.

Ruttan said it would cost NASA $20 Million to do the initial paper study for this flight.
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Abel asks "so the question is, if this thing works and civilians are allowed to travel into space, and you could afford it, would you?
i know i'd be very tempted."

Mr. BAW said "Without a freakin' doubt.....! I'm getting my jumpsuit ready now!!!but I'd want more than 3 minutes!
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if i win the lotto i should invest in this company
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A I'd want more than 3 minutes!
yeah, i'd want more than 3 minutes too, and the cost to travel on it better not be some astronomically crazy price like in the thousands of dollars to travel on it

of course if i win the lotto that wouldn't be a problem
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