IOL: SpaceShipOne opens new space-tourism frontier

IOL: SpaceShipOne opens new space-tourism frontier

Mojave – The world’s first private rocket ship blasted into space on Monday for the second time in five days, snatching a $10-million (about R60-million) prize and ushering in a new era of space tourism.

In a flawless mission, SpaceShipOne, piloted by former United States navy test pilot Brian Binnie, also smashed the sub-orbital flight altitude record, reaching 112km, judges announced.

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