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SpaceShipOne Wins X-Prize

By Keith Cowing
October 4, 2004

Earlier today SpaceShipOne made its second flight in less than two weeks. The vehicle passed 100 km and, at a maximum altitude of 368,000 feet, passed an altitude record set by NASA’s X-15 forty years ago. Today’s flight was flown by pilot Brian Binnie. Even Google made note of the event (R)

4 October 2004: NASA Congratulates SpaceShipOne’s X Prize Win

“NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe today congratulated the SpaceShipOne team on the third successful flight of a private human spacecraft. The team also wins the $10 million X Prize competition.”

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