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Thursday, September 30, 2004

SpaceShipOne Now 2 for 2

Although this is stale news to anyone following the efforts of SpaceShipOne to capture the X Prize for a successful commercial manned space flight, SpaceShipOne enjoyed a second successful flight yesterday. There were tense moments, however, when the ship began spinning erratically, and the flight was cut short... but not before ascending 67 miles.

SpaceShipOne made its first landmark flight back in July. The next flight is scheduled for next Monday, Oct. 4.