Monday, October 04, 2004

The finish line is reached... And the race begins.

The Ansari X-prize site is announcing that SpaceShip One has won the Prize. (No links as the announcement is in Flash presentation (I.E. likely to vanish) on the intro and main page. I'll be watching the site too see when they post a press release.)

Congratulations to Burt, Mike, Brian, et al.

[Update: 1042]
The release such as it is, can be found here.

[Update: 1309] - Some thoughts on the flight.
Overall the flight looked smooth, some slight rolling a few seconds after ignition but these were quickly smoothed out by pilot. The peak of the trajectory was at 367,442 feet, handily passing the Prize altitude, and the previous altitude record held by the X-15.


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