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Posted by: 109Ace - Mon Oct 04, 2004 3:22 pm
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Post they made it!!!   Posted on: Mon Oct 04, 2004 3:22 pm
Let us all congratulate Scaled Composites for this fantastic achievemet!

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Post    Posted on: Mon Oct 04, 2004 4:10 pm
I’m celebrating with bacon, eggs, pancakes with 100% pure maple syrup and cup or two of joe (OK so it’s not a bottle of Dom, but I woke up early to watch). Congratulations to Scaled Composites, Ansari, even the other teams, and to everybody who has made this possible. Playing a friendly game of poker in 0G will be very interesting. God speed fellas! :)


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Post    Posted on: Mon Oct 04, 2004 4:12 pm
Ah.... yes! Wonderful. Go Burt!

And, next, to orbit!

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Post    Posted on: Mon Oct 04, 2004 7:04 pm
SpaceCase wrote:
I’m celebrating with bacon, eggs, pancakes with 100% pure maple syrup and cup or two of joe (OK so it’s not a bottle of Dom, but I woke up early to watch). Congratulations to Scaled Composites, Ansari, even the other teams, and to everybody who has made this possible. Playing a friendly game of poker in 0G will be very interesting. God speed fellas! :)


:o :lol:

AHAH!....Maple Syrup?....I know where you are from!
It's either Vermont or Canader, EH??? :idea:


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Post    Posted on: Mon Oct 04, 2004 7:09 pm
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Ah.... yes! Wonderful. Go Burt!

And, next, to orbit!

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I don't think it's a case that "A" is necessarily followed by "B" here.
Maybe a suborbital "A+" is next.
Orbital missions are still a long way off.....

Hmmmm!....No private group or individual has reached an altitude
of over 100 miles yet.
It will be done, I predict, in the next 3 years.
In 3 years, a private manned spaceship, will top the 100 mile mark.
Then?...Alan Shepard's suborbital record will have to be broken. :wink:


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Post    Posted on: Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:00 pm
According to my knowledge, Burts "Tier Two" plans are orbital. "Tier Three" is beyond earth orbit, though not interplanetary. :)

Oh, and by the way, Congrats to Burt Rutan, Mike Melvill, Brian Binnie,and the rest of the Scaled Composites Team on winning the Xprize!

I can't wait for Tier Two... :twisted:


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Post    Posted on: Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:44 pm
Rubbernecker wrote:
According to my knowledge, Burts "Tier Two" plans are orbital. "Tier Three" is beyond earth orbit, though not interplanetary. :)


Scaled Composites is working on manned lunar missions as part of the t/Space consortium...

http://www.transformspace.com/Mission.htm


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Post    Posted on: Tue Oct 05, 2004 12:36 am
Congratulations Scaled Composites :D :D :D
The doors are open now. :D


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Post    Posted on: Tue Oct 05, 2004 1:53 am
They talked a bit about Tier 2 and Tier 3 on the Discovery Channel Black Sky show that aired last night... Tier 2 will be orbit and Tier 3 is a deep space mission, sending vehicles out of the solar system and beyond. They showed some of Burt Rutan's sketches and I can't wait to see what comes from them because they looked quite amazing...

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Post    Posted on: Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:40 am
Hey, those of us not in Vermont or Canada like to have some real maple syrup, too! At this point, I'm a Californian and I've never lived in any of those places.

I had cereal because I was running late. My wife was unhappy because I didn't have tea ready in time. :(


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Post    Posted on: Wed Oct 13, 2004 3:29 am
LOL, I was born in Denver, but lived in Vermont for a few years when I was a kid. That's where I probablly got spoiled off REAL maple syrup and not that fake stuff. And my brother always brings me REAL maple candy when he visits... better than M&M's! :D
I live in San Diego now. LOL, I woke up early, not slept in. :lol:

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