July 28th, 2004

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X Prize

Today's Wired article says:
"We have notified the X Prize organization that we'll make our first X Prize flight on Sept. 29 -- of this year," Rutan said. To win the prize, competitors must make two flights with a three-person craft to suborbital space -- 100 kilometers above the Earth -- in two weeks. Rutan said his team, officially dubbed American Mojave Aerospace Ventures, is planning three flights in the two-week prize window ending Oct. 13.

Rutan said the second flight -- which if successful could win the $10 million jackpot -- could take place as early as Oct. 4, the date the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in 1957.

That's enough time to plan a trip...