SpaceShipOne Wins the X Prize

Congratulations to the SpaceShipOne team! Their craft was the first to reach the altitude required by the X Prize Foundation and win the $10 million prize.

You can read more about it at the CNN.com article entitled "SpaceShipOne captures X Prize."

Here's a quote from the CNN.com article:

SpaceShipOne achieved its most spectacular flight yet, climbing to an altitude of 377,591 feet (71 1/2 miles) to win the $10 million Ansari X Prize on Monday.

Here's another quote from the same article:

The nonprofit X Prize Foundation is sponsoring the contest to promote the development of a low-cost, efficient craft for space tourism in the same way prize competitions stimulated commercial aviation in the early 20th century.

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