A Real Vista Space Shot
This weekend, Microsoft started a contest with a pretty cool prize -- a
trip into space!
Clues were given in Las Vegas, and new ones will be released
in other cities. According to the Robb Report (I can afford to buy the magazine,
just not anything in it!), the Learjet-based spacecraft can reach 150,000 feet
(at which point you can loosen but not undo your seatbelt), and cost a cool
quarter-mil. The craft could beat Longhorn out the door, as flights could start
as early as this fall.
I find it interesting that Microsoft didn't cut a deal with Paul Allen's SpaceShipOne.
Allen's rocket can go more than twice as high as the one Microsoft hooked up
Posted by Doug Barney on 01/17/2007 at 1:15 PM