[FPSPACE] Study backs COTS
davida at cwo.com
Wed Feb 14 11:52:53 EST 2007
At 10:47 AM 2/12/2007, Matula, Thomas L. wrote:
>If the X-Prize was supposed to start a sub-orbital tourist industry
>it appears to have failed.
The very next day - February 13, 2007, the Wall Street Journal stated
on its front page:
"When the first suborbital craft SpaceShip One lifted off from the
Mojave Desert in June 2004, it ignited lofty dreams of space travel
for tourists". Although the rest of the story focuses on the
Rutan/Benson feud, the point of the story is that the X Prize indeed
jump started this industry.
Thanks to Rich Godwin for bringing this story to my attention, the
timing was impeccable.
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