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tlr online
30-09-04, 00:50
SpaceShipOne, the rocket plane aiming to win the $10m Ansari X-Prize, has completed the first of two qualifying flights above the Californian desert. The vehicle blasted straight up over Mojave Airport and started to roll just before its engine shut down. But the craft's experienced pilot Mike Melvill managed to regain control and brought SpaceShipOne safely back down.

Two unofficial radar readings revealed the craft had passed the 100km boundary of space required under the prize rules. The Ansari X-Prize was set up to galvanise the commercial spaceflight business. It is hoped the competition will eventually kick-start a new age of space tourism with ordinary people buying tickets to go on short, sub-orbital hops.

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Draco
30-09-04, 02:02
When I go to space, I am not coming back.

tlr online
30-09-04, 02:07
Imagine the buzz of leaving Earth's gravitational pull and entering a totally weightless environment! I bet the world looks so peaceful from space. Makes me wonder what tunes I would take to christen the moment.

Draco
30-09-04, 02:17
Well when FTL becomes feasible, I'll be goin interstellar. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Thorn
30-09-04, 02:36
Your not coming back huh? lol! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Draco
30-09-04, 02:43
My desire to witness the fall of mankind into another dark age is...limited.