May 14, 2004

2/3 of the way there.

Science - AFP via Yahoo!:

A privately-financed rocket ship has reached a record altitude of 65 kilometers (40 miles) during a test flight, its US makers announced Friday.

SpaceShipOne, with Mike Melvill as pilot, was carried Thursday from a base in California's Mojave desert up to about 16,000 metres (53,000 feet) on the back of an airplane and then launched, said its designer, Scaled Composites.

Scaled website

Posted by jackhodgson at May 14, 2004 11:11 PM