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Special Coverage Of The X Prize Attempt

As you read this, history is, hopefully, being made in the high desert north of Los Angeles. The Mojave Aerospace Ventures Team is trying to become the first privately funded group to make successive suborbital space flights within a two-week period to demonstrate the technical viability of space tourism. Assuming SpaceShipOne climbs again past 62.5 miles in altitude, the team, spearheaded by Burt Rutan and funded by Paul Allen, will win the $10 million Ansari X Prize. The event can be seen live, online. Check that same link later today for AVweb's own special report.