Rocketing Into History

Rocketing Into History

On Sunday, June 20th, a day before the launch of SpaceShipOne from the Civilian Flight Test Center in Mojave, Calif., the onlookers began rolling into the parking lot—a convoy of cars and RVs, hundreds of them, rumbling towards what some called the space enthusiasts' Woodstock. They came with children, dogs, bikes, Scotch, telescope, and barbeques—and with the hope of watching the first civilian rocketship arc into space.

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