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Old September 29th 04, 04:51 PM
Bob Chilcoat
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I just noticed on Yahoo News that a few minutes ago Spaceship One
successfully made the first of the two flights it needs to make to win the X
Prize. The plan is for the second flight to be made on Monday.

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Old September 29th 04, 05:18 PM
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videos:

http://xprize.primary.net/index.php


"Bob Chilcoat" wrote in message
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I just noticed on Yahoo News that a few minutes ago Spaceship One
successfully made the first of the two flights it needs to make to win the
X
Prize. The plan is for the second flight to be made on Monday.

--
Bob (Chief Pilot, White Knuckle Airways)

I don't have to like Bush and Cheney (Or Kerry, for that matter) to love
America




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Old September 29th 04, 06:50 PM
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Just talked with some folks onsite… While the flight was successful,
apparently it was not a piece of cake, with a couple of dozen uncommanded rolls
on the ascent.

Bob


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Old September 29th 04, 06:57 PM
John Harlow
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Bob Chilcoat wrote:
I just noticed on Yahoo News that a few minutes ago Spaceship One
successfully made the first of the two flights it needs to make to
win the X Prize. The plan is for the second flight to be made on
Monday.


Did it count? It only carried the pilot.

VERY cool though!


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Old September 29th 04, 07:35 PM
Ron Natalie
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"John Harlow" wrote in message ...
Bob Chilcoat wrote:
I just noticed on Yahoo News that a few minutes ago Spaceship One
successfully made the first of the two flights it needs to make to
win the X Prize. The plan is for the second flight to be made on
Monday.


Did it count? It only carried the pilot.

I believe the X Prize allows one human and two appropriately weighted
dummies. I was going to look it up for sure, but the XPrize website seems
to be crumbling under the load today.

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Old September 29th 04, 07:39 PM
john smith
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When asked about it, Melville said he thinks he stepped on something.

B Lacovara wrote:
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apparently it was not a piece of cake, with a couple of dozen uncommand=

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Bob
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Old September 29th 04, 07:46 PM
Robert Briggs
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John Harlow wrote:
Bob Chilcoat wrote:

I just noticed on Yahoo News that a few minutes ago Spaceship One
successfully made the first of the two flights it needs to make to
win the X Prize. The plan is for the second flight to be made on
Monday.


Did it count? It only carried the pilot.


The rules require two passengers *or* the ballast equivalent
thereof, so a sack or three of spuds would do.
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Old September 29th 04, 08:16 PM
Ron Natalie
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"Robert Briggs" wrote in message ...
John Harlow wrote:
Bob Chilcoat wrote:

I just noticed on Yahoo News that a few minutes ago Spaceship One
successfully made the first of the two flights it needs to make to
win the X Prize. The plan is for the second flight to be made on
Monday.


Did it count? It only carried the pilot.


The rules require two passengers *or* the ballast equivalent
thereof, so a sack or three of spuds would do.


....or one Jim Campbell.

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Old September 29th 04, 08:49 PM
G.R. Patterson III
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Ron Natalie wrote:

I believe the X Prize allows one human and two appropriately weighted
dummies. I was going to look it up for sure, but the XPrize website seems
to be crumbling under the load today.


The blurb on the AOPA site says that the X Prize allows this and that that is what
they did.

George Patterson
If a man gets into a fight 3,000 miles away from home, he *had* to have
been looking for it.
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Old September 29th 04, 09:00 PM
Steven P. McNicoll
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"John Harlow" wrote in message
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Did it count? It only carried the pilot.


The X Prize requires space for three people but not that it carry three
people. A pilot and the equivalent ballast of two people is sufficient for
a qualifying flight.


 




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