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Fraser
2008-Sep-29, 04:30 AM
The commercial spaceflight company Space X successfully launched its Falcon 1 unmanned booster, becoming the first private company to send a rocket into orbit. The two-stage rocket lifted off at 7:16 p.m. EDT (23:16 GMT) from the the launch site on the Kwajalein Atoll in the about 2,500 miles (4,023 km) southwest of Hawaii. This [...]

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ravens_cry
2008-Sep-29, 08:49 AM
Woo Hoo! Great work! This is the start of the Second Space Age.
These men and woman deserve every pat on the back one can muster.
I tell you, this is wonderful!

KaiYeves
2008-Sep-30, 01:49 AM
Woo Hoo! Great work! This is the start of the Second Space Age.
These men and woman deserve every pat on the back one can muster.
I tell you, this is wonderful!
You said it, buddy!

Jeff Root
2008-Sep-30, 02:44 AM
They only claim it to be the first privately-developed liquid-fuel rocket
to put a satellite into orbit. Is its solid-fuel predecessor the air-launched
Pegasus, built by Orbital Sciences Corporation? Have there been others?
I suspect that the Taurus launch vehicle, also built by OSC, wouldn't
count because the first stage was basically a Peacekeeper missile first
stage, built by Thiokol.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

jniemann
2008-Sep-30, 02:45 AM
The commercial spaceflight company Space X successfully launched its Falcon 1 unmanned booster, becoming the first private company to send a rocket into orbit. The two-stage rocket lifted off at 7:16 p.m. EDT (23:16 GMT) from the the launch site on the Kwajalein Atoll in the about 2,500 miles (4,023 km) southwest of Hawaii. This [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2008/09/28/space-x-falcon-1-successfully-in-orbit/)

Very exciting stuff ... wow