Monday, October 04, 2004

X-Prize Claimed

I've been stuck on a train all day coming back down to Exeter from Leeds, so I missed the excitement. But the BBC is reporting that SpaceShipOne has sucessfully claimed the X-Prize with a 2nd sub-oribital flight only a few days after it's first sucessful attempt.

Flight X2 of SpaceShipOne

With pilot Brian Binnie at the controls, SpaceShipOne's flight went off without any apparent hitches. It reached 69.7 miles (112.2 kilometers), well above the minimum target. has more information...