Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Advances in Space

Over the last week and this week, there have been a few developments on the space front.

First, India launched the World's first education satellite. And then India advanced it's Lunar Mission Launch to 2007.

And just after, Sir Richard Branson launches "Virgin Galactic" (virgingalactic.com). He's licensing the technology from the Ansari X-Prize hot favourite, Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne. Flight bookings have begun, and will begin 2007 costing anything between $170,000 to $200,000. Peanuts compared to what it costs nowadays!!

And finally, this Wednesday (29th September, 2004), Burt Rutan makes the official trip to try and win the X-Prize. If anyone stays near the Mojave Desert, don't miss it.

The final frontier is getting closer!


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