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Slashdot says SpaceX Going for X Prize ...

Posted by: desertbadger - Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:41 am
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Post Slashdot says SpaceX Going for X Prize ...   Posted on: Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:41 am
...but turns out to be wrong.

http://science.slashdot.org/science/04/08/17/0351226.shtml?tid=160&tid=14

Falcon-1 X-Prize Entry Nears First Flight
Posted by CowboyNeal on Tuesday August 17, @07:07AM
from the skyrockets-in-flight dept.
hpulley writes "With the X-Prize January 1, 2005 deadline looming closer, these announcements are becoming more common. The SpaceX Eagle-1 spacecraft is being readied for a possible November launch, after some static engine testing. There are plans for a larger Falcon-5 with 5 engines instead of one to be launched in 2005. At costs of around $6 and $12 million, respectively, for the launch vehicles it appears that the dream of affordable launch vehicles may finally come true. If you check the manifest you'll see they actually have three contracted and two tentative launch contracts through next year." Well, not quite affordable for everyone just yet, but not a bad pricetag for a millionaire.


(This misinformation was quickly corrected by alert Slashdot readers. Discussion continues at http://science.slashdot.org/science/04/08/17/0351226.shtml?tid=160&tid=14)

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Post    Posted on: Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:01 pm
lol
SpaceX's Falcon 1 is a rocket designed to launch small satellites into orbit
Slashdot don't know jackshit about space :):):):

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Post    Posted on: Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:26 pm
hehe... that would be an "oops" if i ever saw one. good thing that they have some well-informed readers who knew better...

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