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BREAKING NEWS! Private Spaceship Completes Second Rocket-Pow

Posted by: DJBREIT - Thu Apr 08, 2004 6:49 pm
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Post BREAKING NEWS! Private Spaceship Completes Second Rocket-Pow   Posted on: Thu Apr 08, 2004 6:49 pm
GO SEE IT.
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http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/sp ... 40408.html


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Post    Posted on: Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:32 pm
The news was already on the forum before space.com reported it ;)

http://www.xprize.com/messageboard/view ... 0&start=30

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Post    Posted on: Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:54 am
Spaceshipone Test Flight details are up - go get 'em!!

http://www.scaled.com/projects/tierone/index.htm

http://www.xprize.org/press/release_052.html

Spaceshipone exceeded 105,000ft!!! :D

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Post    Posted on: Wed Apr 14, 2004 8:22 pm
Image

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Post    Posted on: Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:47 pm
The current photos look good, but I really wanna see what it looked like onboard/cockpit at 105,000ft + :)

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Post    Posted on: Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:17 am
Okay, I may be biased toward Starchaser but that is a beautiful ship you Americans have built yourselves. Go for it. :shock:

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Post    Posted on: Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:04 pm
Dreada wrote:
The current photos look good, but I really wanna see what it looked like onboard/cockpit at 105,000ft + :)


da, comrade, they need to put some of those pics up, and preferably a video or 2 of the boost as well.

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Post    Posted on: Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:24 am
105,000ft apogee photos are up!!! Absolutely stunning!! :shock:

http://www.scaled.com/projects/tierone/ ... s_text.htm

Although the shots are wide-angle, it looks like they are in space already. I wonder how much atmosphere there is at such an altitude and what it would feel like in the cockpit?

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Post    Posted on: Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:53 am
Not enough apt, to support a plane, barely enough to support a ballon.

I think it all goes black at 80K ft.

Nice shots though.

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Post Still atmosphere at 100.000 feet   Posted on: Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:04 pm
100,000 feet is about Mars equivalent.

The balloon altitude record is about 170,000 feet.

An X-15 could maintain horizontal aerodynamic flight at 100,000 feet.


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Post Beautiful pictures   Posted on: Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:26 pm
I hope they provide the entire video of their actual x-prize flights (when the time comes).


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Post Dyna-Soar   Posted on: Wed Apr 21, 2004 2:07 pm
The various alloys and coatings that were so exotic when the Dyna-Soar airframe was developed forty years ago are now commerically available. It might be possible to build an orbital version of SpaceShipOne using those same alloys and coatings.


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Post Re: Beautiful pictures   Posted on: Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:29 pm
Lepton wrote:
I hope they provide the entire video of their actual x-prize flights (when the time comes).


the xprize website says it will provide webcam footage of the flight attempts.

Dreada wrote:
105,000ft apogee photos are up!!! Absolutely stunning!! :shock:

Although the shots are wide-angle, it looks like they are in space already. I wonder how much atmosphere there is at such an altitude and what it would feel like in the cockpit?


yes, that pic is :drool: worthy indeed. At that height they are starting to get up there in the mesosphere, so there's basically no atmosphere. the cabin still probably feels close to what an airliner's does, albeit a zero-g airliner.

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Post    Posted on: Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:38 pm
See, what do I know?

Who wants webcam footage? They need to be taking 3 CCD HD cameras on each flight. Web footage is ah ew...

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Post    Posted on: Wed Apr 21, 2004 11:49 pm
idiom wrote:
See, what do I know?

Who wants webcam footage? They need to be taking 3 CCD HD cameras on each flight. Web footage is ah ew...


haha, true. i want both really. one to watch as it happens and one on tv/to download later.

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