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Tuesday, July 13, 2004
No, the sky is not the limit for the private sector
The flight of SpaceShipOne should have gotten more attention.
It's flight is on a par with Charles Lindbergh's Atlantic crossing in 1927, the efforts of Amelia Earhart and the pioneering flights of astronauts Alan Shepard and John Glenn. Maybe even the flight of the Wright brothers.
Test pilot Mike Melvill flew SpaceShipOne to a record-breaking altitude of 328,491 feet -- just beyond 62 miles, the internationally recognized boundary of outer space.
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