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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

X Prize - Quick Update

Just a quick update; attended the press conference and found out that while the Scaled Composites team was planning to beat the previous altitude of the X-15 rocketplane, they decided to not burn the rocket engine long enough to go above this altitude. This decision was made by Michael Melvill after he entered into the vertical spin; he decided that it was not safe enough. The team did break the barrier of space, though.

Big Space Boy!!!!!! Fly me to the moon! Let me play amongst the stars!
Congrats! I am real proud of you for being a part of that.
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