Dave Bullock / eecue

photographer, director of engineering: crowdrise, photojournalist, hacker, nerd, geek, human

SpaceShipOne X Prize Attempt Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Scaled Composites, will attempt to win the Ansari X Prize. This will be the first of two flights in order to win the prize. A short description of the prize:

... $10 million prize ... will be awarded to the team that designs the first private spaceship that successfully launches three humans to a sub-orbital altitude of 100 km on two consecutive flights within two weeks. All teams must be privately financed.

I watched the first ever privately funded space flight earlier this year and took pictures of it.

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