Private manned space plane unveiled
Date: Monday, April 21 2003
Topic: Science & Technology
Although this is not Canadian news, i think its a great step forward for space exploration for everyone.
Aircraft designer Burt Rutan unveiled Friday a fully-built launch system that, if flights outside the atmosphere prove successful, would be the first private manned space program. Both the spacecraft, called SpaceShipOne, and its launch platform, a futuristic jet known as the White Knight, were developed and built in secret and have already begun tests at lower altitudes.
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