10 years of XPrizes: Fixing the world one competition at a time

October 3, 2014 8:45 PM

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10 years of XPrizes: Fixing the world one competition at a time

It was October 4, 2004 that Scaled Composites won the Ansari XPrize. 10 years later, what started as one man's quest to get to space has evolved into an international organization for global good.

It's October 4, 2004, exactly 47 years since the launch of Sputnik. Thousands of people crowd around the Mojave Airport early in the morning, squinting into the bright blue sky as an oddly proportioned white aircraft lifts from the two-mile-long runway. Its cigar-shaped body is white, perched high a...

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