Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites has scheduled its first competition flight for the $10 million Ansari X Prize for Sept. 29, from the Mojave Airport Civilian Aerospace Test Center in Mojave, Calif. To win the prize, Scaled Composites' 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 on June 21 (DAILY, June 22). ...

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