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Virgin Galactic's spaceship taking shape

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  • derhexer@aol.com
    URL to an article in MSNBC _http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17347824/from/RS.1/_ (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17347824/from/RS.1/) First few paragraphs A
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      URL to an article in MSNBC

      First few paragraphs
      "A passenger-carrying suborbital spaceliner and the airplane that will serve
      as its first stage are starting to take shape on the factory floors at
      Scaled Composites of Mojave, Calif.
      Work on the SpaceShipTwo prototype is moving forward, as is the fabrication
      of the White Knight 2 mothership, and at this point spaceline operator Virgin
      Galactic is eyeing late 2009 as the beginning of commercial flights with
      paying customers.
      Scaled Composites is the firm led by aerospace designer Burt Rutan, whose
      team designed and built SpaceShipOne, the vehicle that made a trio of piloted
      suborbital flights in 2004, snagging the $10 million Ansari X Prize by
      completing back-to-back suborbital hops within a two-week time period."


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