1st Private Space-shot

Started Jun 21, 2004 | Discussions thread
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Chris Dodkin
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1st Private Space-shot

Just back from Mojave, CA - after seeing this morning's historic first privately finded space flight.

SpaceshipOne Taxiing in front of the crowds

The 'mother' craft and spaceship take-off at dawn

Plently of 600s to see

Everyone watches the skies

At 50,000 ft the Spaceship seperates and fires it's booster, shooting vertically into space

Paul Allen L (project backer) and Burt Rutan R (Designer) watch the display

Touchdown - mission accomplished!

YES!!

Smiles and hugs all round

Thumbs Up

Chris.
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