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Old 06-21-2004, 04:07 PM   #1
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Rutan did it!!
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At 10:51 ET, Mike Melvill ignited the rocket engines and piloted SpaceShipOne into the blackness of space. His trajectory took him more than 100 kilometers, or 62 miles, above Earth'* surface, according to Scaled Composites flight officials.

Now he just has to do it again within two weeks to get the Asanti X- Prize
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I belive he beat the old X-15 record of 314, 750 feet(feat) by 3 miles.
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