TITLE

Global ambition

AUTHOR(S)
Sell, Christopher
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);1/14/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7666, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that last October, SpaceShipOne, developed by Burt Rutan's company Scaled Composites Inc., secured the coveted $10m X-prize, offered to the first privately funded craft to make repeated trips into space and with a subsequent tie-up with business Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd., sowed the first seeds of the space tourism industry. Next month. Scaled Composites and Virgin are looking to break new ground again, when the Global Flyer aircraft takes off from Salina Municipal airport, Kansas, in a solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe without refuelling.
ACCESSION #
15694993

 

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