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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Two Different X-Prize Rockets Crash (No One Hurt)

Armadillo Aerospace's X Prize Prototype Crashes : "Armadillo Aerospace of Mesquite, Texas has reported a crash last weekend of their prototype X Prize rocket."


Washington State-Based Ansari X Prize Contestant's Spacecraft Explodes: "A team taking a low-budget stab at the $10 million Ansari X Prize for private manned spaceflight suffered a setback Sunday, when their rocket malfunctioned and exploded after shooting less than 1,000 feet in the air."

Thankfully no one was hurt in either of these crashes; I think the other X-Prize teams are pushing the safety envelope now, since they now know the clock is ticking.

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