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A Real Vista Space Shot

This weekend, Microsoft started a contest with a pretty cool prize -- a trip into space! Clues were given in Las Vegas, and new ones will be released in other cities. According to the Robb Report (I can afford to buy the magazine, just not anything in it!), the Learjet-based spacecraft can reach 150,000 feet (at which point you can loosen but not undo your seatbelt), and cost a cool quarter-mil. The craft could beat Longhorn out the door, as flights could start as early as this fall.

I find it interesting that Microsoft didn't cut a deal with Paul Allen's SpaceShipOne. Allen's rocket can go more than twice as high as the one Microsoft hooked up with.

Posted by Doug Barney on January 17, 2007


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