X-Prize Competitor gearing up for test

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http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=96&ncid=96&e=6&u=/space/20030403/sc_space/x_prize_competitor_unveils_manned_space_capsule [Broken]

Hope that long link worked, if not you can read about it at http://www.space.com/

Basically a group is going to be testing a small version of their space capsule for flight/landing verification.

You may be able to take a trip into space in a few years. :wink:
 
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Greetings !

Bloody h**l , I was hoping the Russians would
win. Not because they are Russians :wink:, but
because I thought they had the best design
so far - a small and fully reusable rocket launched
from an AN-124 freighter plane (advisably as it flies
east above the equator - to maximize momentum).
I mean, there's just no real innovation in
a simple rocket and I bet the costs are relativly
high compared to a number of other projects.

BTW, the official site with all the projects in
detail can be found here: www.XPRIZE.com

Live long and prosper.
 

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