Saturday, June 21, 2014

10 years ago SpaceshipOne made first commercial space flight

Today is the 10th anniversary of SpaceshipOne's first flight into space. This was a first for a non-governmental spaceship  and later the same year, SpaceshipOne won the Ansari XPrize for make two spaceflights within two weeks. 2004 was also the year the Sir Richard Branson announced plans for Virgin Galactic to offer commercial sub-orbital flights.
Ten years later and that still hasn't happened yet but Branson claims that SpaceshipTwo will carry passengers by year's end. We'll see.