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From Bicycles to Spaceships (VIDEO)

XPRIZE | Posted 05.20.2016 | Technology
XPRIZE

Burt Rutan, the legendary aerospace engineer and designer of the Ansari XPRIZE-winning SpaceShipOne, explains how the achievement a couple of bicycle shop owners (Orville and Wilbur Wright) inspired the most significant individuals in the first century of aerospace.

Novices Break 200 MPH in Super-Cars

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
James M. Clash

As we break through 190 mph in the McLaren, a kind of tunnel vision takes over. You stare so intently at the runway ahead that nothing registers peripherally but a background blur.

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo getting ready for test flights ahead of space tourism

Tom Chivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

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Personal Spaceflight Industry - Reflections on the Five Year Anniversary of the Ansari X PRIZE

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Diamandis

The most important legacy and meaning of the Ansari X PRIZE on its five year anniversary lies in the fact that the event kicked off a new industry.

Commercial Spaceflight for the Rest of Us -- Congratulations to Virgin Galactic

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites have rolled out SpaceShipTwo, a new commercial spaceship that will be flown by two pilots with seats for six paying passengers.

Launching Commercial Space Flight: Part Five -- Brian Binnie Makes History

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

It was almost possible to forget that I was still driving this spaceship and would have the challenge of bringing it back down to earth.

Launching Commercial Space Flight: Part Four -- Anousheh Ansari and Her $10 Million Purse

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

We had been looking for possibilities to go to space and perhaps find a way for others like us with to be able to do it as well. While some options existed, they lacked credibility.

Launching Commercial Space Flight: Part Three - Will Whitehorn and Virgin Galactic Want to Bring You to Space

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Diamandis

We anticipate that approximately 600 people will go to space in the first year that SpaceShipTwo begins space tours. That's essentially the total number of people who have ever gone to space.

Launching Commercial Space Flight: Part One - Finding the New Spirit of St. Louis

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Diamandis

Since the age of 6, I've always wanted to go to space. So, I studied medicine -- thinking that was my path to orbit, but alas, NASA didn't agree, so I had to find another plan -- a plan that led to the founding of the first X PRIZE.