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X Prize Won

  1. Oct 4, 2004 #1
    X Prize Won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats to the winners of the xprize
    it was an amazing flight to watch.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 4, 2004 #2


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    I heard about it on the radio this morning. It got me wondering... doesn't some organization give out pins or something for everyone who achieves astronaut status, going by the attainment of some particular altitude? And logs their name into some sort of publication? If it becomes a fad for millionaires to book sub-orbital flights on these things, it may get to the point where it is such a matter-of-fact thing that there will presumably be some first person for whom history will not bother to acclaim astronaut status even though the person gets above whatever the critical altitude is. And in a weird way, that is kind of a unique honor for that person to get.

    Apropos of nothing: They say that when lots of people start proclaiming so-and-so as the most underrated player in the league, he is really not underrated anymore. :biggrin:
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