Yohannon (yohannon) wrote,

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Private Space Flight Progress...

So, I've always been fascinated by that whole "final frontier" thing. You know, the ever expanding circle that space flight could give us. A way of cutting loose from tyranny, freeing ourselves from systems that oppress us, yada yada.

So I've been following the exploits of Burt Rutan (the mad man who designs some of the coolest looking planes in the world) as he tries to become the first private company to design, build, and fly the first orbital vehicle, and today (the hundredth anniversary of the Wright Bros. first flight), he's reached an amazing milestone:

The First Privately Funded Supersonic Flight

At this rate he'll be touching space inside of a year. Whoa.
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