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Pricey souvenir, $15,450 for bronze mini-rocket that flew aboard SpaceShipOne

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:13 pm
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signonsandiego.com: Just how much will someone pay for a bronze mini-rocket that flew aboard SpaceShipOne when it won the $10 million X Prize competition Oct. 4? Erik Lindbergh, the grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh and a vice president of the X Prize Foundation, just found out. He was given one of six 4.5-inch mini-rockets carried on the final flight, and offered it on e-Bay to raise money for the Lindbergh Foundation.
With authentication papers signed by designer Burt Rutan and others, the mini-rocket sold for $15,450. The buyer was computer game entrepreneur Richard Garriott. He is the son of former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott, who was a crew member of the first U.S. space station and flew on the sixth flight of the space shuttle Columbia.

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