Saturday was a historical day, for it marked completion of a decade of the first commercial space plane. On October 4th 2004, Burt Rutan’s, SpacehipOne bagged a $10 million Ansari X prize, for being the first non-governmental initiative of space flight. The effort proved that a private organization could launch a reusable manned spaceship into sub-orbital space that too twice in a week.
Before a decade ago from today’s date suborbital space flights were unachievable. The commercial space industries were still not developed and were at the early stages. It was only on this special day that the victories in the front were accomplished.
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