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SpaceShipOne Wins $10 Million Ansari X Prize in Historic 2nd Trip to Space

SpaceShipOne Wins $10 Million Ansari X Prize in Historic 2nd Trip to Space

Human flight took a significant step forward today as the privately built SpaceShipOne flew into suborbital space for the second time in five days, securing the $10 million Ansari XPRIZE. With pilot Brian Binnie at the controls, SpaceShipOne rocketed to a winning height of 367,442 feet (112 kilometers), setting a new altitude record for the craft and proving that private industry can build a viable vehicle for sending paying passengers to space.

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