Ansari X Prize

I wouldn’t be much of a geek if I didn’t mention this :)
SpaceShipOne wins $10,000,000.00 X Prize.

That’s right, ladies and gents. Someone went into space, came down safely, and did it again within 2 weeks.

Two good quotes from the article:

picture of SpaceShipOneOur success proves without question that manned spaceflight does not require mammoth government expenditures. It can be done by a small company operating with limited resources and a few dozen dedicated employees.

We have one winner here today, which is spectacular. But it’s insufficient to have a [space travel] monopoly once again. We need to have a competitive market. We need to push the envelope to go higher, further, and faster.

One Response to “Ansari X Prize”

  1. On October 3rd, 2005 at 12:30:52, Schlueterica » Rocket Racing Said:

    [...] MSNBC reports that Peter Diamandis, the man behind the Ansari X Prize, has teamed up with NASCAR backer Granger Whitelaw to put together exactly what you’d expect them to: [...]

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