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Second SpaceShipOne Launch is GO FOR OCTOBER 4th!
Posted on Sunday, October 03 @ 22:37:49 CDT by Caroline
I watched the Discovery Channel special chronicling Burt Rutan's attempt to make private private spaceflight, a reality - I cried! Here's the latest from xprize.org - Burt Rutan's Mojave Aerospace Ventures Team successfully reached an altitude of 337,500 feet with Mike Melvill (the pilot) onboard plus ballast (approx. 180 Kg). This flight was deemed by the Judges as a successful first flight for the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE. The X PRIZE has just received official notice from Burt Rutan that SpaceShipOne's second flight (X2) will take place Monday morning, October 4th. Expected flight timeline:
* Takeoff at 7am PT
* Ignition at 8am PT
* Landing at 8:30am PT
* Press Conference to announce official Altitude at 10:30am PT
The entire flight and press conference can be viewed LIVE at www.xprize.org on our global webcast. Ticket are NOW available at http://www.airshownetwork.com/home.html Please spread the word to your friends. Tune in and help us celebrate the birth of the Personal Spaceflight Revolution! Burt & Crew - USAPILOT.COM will be with you for the this historic flight!

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