On Monday, June 21 at 6:30 AM PST (That's 9:30 AM EST), SpaceShipOne is expected to launch from the Mojave Airport. I'm sure I can't be the only person on Applefritter who's excited to see how this turns out. Mike Melvill will be piloting the craft on a flight that's aiming to hit the edge of space.
Private manned space flight folks. I for one am planning to watch the CNN coverage of it. What does everyone here think of this effort? Will it succeed or fail? Is it important? How long do you think until private manned orbital vehicles will be developed?
What do you think?
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