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SpaceShipOne to Join Smithsonian Collection 82

Posted by Zonk
from the going-up dept.
iamlucky13 writes "After having inspired space enthusiasts around the world and possibly setting the stage for space tourism by winning the X-Prize a year ago, SpaceShipOne is on it's way to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. There it will join other historic craft such as Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and Yeager's Glamorous Glennis. The exhibit will be unveiled on October 5th at a ceremony with Burt Rutan of Scaled Composites, the company that built SpaceShipOne, and Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder who funded the project."
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SpaceShipOne to Join Smithsonian Collection

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  • Great car (Score:3, Funny)

    by Kaorimoch (858523) on Saturday October 01, 2005 @05:45AM (#13692470) Journal
    Sounds like a great idea. I can see myself flying to work one day in one of these babies. I can also see myself getting arrested when I land for violating airspace.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01, 2005 @07:25AM (#13692664)
    SpaceShipOne is on it's way to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    "its".

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