Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites scheduled SpaceShipOne for its first competition flight in pursuit of the $10 million Ansari X Prize Sept. 29 from Mojave Airport Civilian Aerospace Test Center in Mojave, Calif. To win the prize, SpaceShipOne will need to make a second flight by Oct. 13. Rutan developed SpaceShipOne with financial backing from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, and the vehicle performed the first private manned suborbital space flight June 21, drawing thousands of spectators ...

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