mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
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This Day In History, 2004: SpaceShipOne

Two years ago today, pilot Mike Melvill of Tier One made history by piloting SpaceShipOne into outer space, the first privately-funded human spaceflight. A few months later, SpaceShipOne made two more flights into outer space within a fourteen-day period, winning the Ansari X-Prize.
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