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X-Prize Lowballer Blows Up
    #2983809 - 08/10/04 12:31 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

One of the groups competing for the X-Prize were planning on doing the missions on the cheap. Well, they exploded their rocket yesterday, w/ some human simulating dummies on board. (!!!)

It really blows my mind that private entities are doing stuff like this and I wish them the best of luck. I hope someday I can hop on a rocket and see earth from space....

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Re: X-Prize Lowballer Blows Up [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #2983830 - 08/10/04 12:39 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Yes, it's nice to see private enterprise enter the space race. That means more innovation and new ideas. Having said that, I think the Rutan team has the best chance of winning the X-prize.

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