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Scaled Composites, SpaceShipOne & Virgin Galactic Updates:

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Sat Apr 2, 2005 7:58 am
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Burt Rutan Honored at State Capitol
Dinuba native Burt Rutan and the pilots who flew SpaceShipOne were honored at the state capitol.

Rutan says it’s important for lawmakers to give their support to flights into space.

“We didn’t need the help of the legislature or the state of California to do that flight,” said Rutan. “We do need their help now because there’s other states that are much more aggressive than California in trying to bring in this new industry.”
SpaceShipOne was the first privately-funded craft to travel into space twice in two weeks.

Space entrepreneur Burt Rutan on how private space flight policy should emphasize innovation, safety—and having a helluva good time.
An interview with Burt Rutan by Ted Balaker.

Branson’s space flight plan complete
Flamboyant British tycoon Richard Branson said on Thursday his Virgin group’s ambitious plans for commercial space flights are complete and the first fee-paying astronaut will fly with him into orbit in the next 30 months.

“The plan for the new spaceship is complete and work on the project will commence in the next three months, with the first commercial space flight to take off in two-and-half years,” Branson told reporters in Bombay, India’s financial hub. Read More

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