Dave Bullock / eecue

photographer, director of engineering: crowdrise, photojournalist, hacker, nerd, geek, human

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SpaceShipOne Successful Take-Off

Ok well the takeoff went without a hitch and now we are waiting the hour it takes for it to reach the point where the SS1 will seperate from the White Knight. The crowd was excited to see the launch. We are hanging out at the car listening to our scanners.

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SpaceShipOne X Prize Attempt Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Scaled Composites, will attempt to win the Ansari X Prize. This will be the first of two flights in order to win the prize. A short description of the prize:

... $10 million prize ... will be awarded to the team that designs the first private spaceship that successfully launches three humans to a sub-orbital altitude of 100 km on two consecutive flights within two weeks. All teams must be privately financed.

I watched the first ever privately funded space flight earlier this year and took pictures of it.

(Via topix ca.)

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SpaceShipOne A Success!

I just got back from the Mojave Airport, where i saw the successful takeoff and landing of the World's first commercial space ship, SpaceShipOne. I arrived on Sunday night at around 11pm and was one of the first people to park. Upon exiting my car i was greeted by 30-40mph winds that were blasting sand, painfully fast, from the North. [read the rest]

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SpaceShipOne A Success!

I just got back from the Mojave Airport, where i saw the successful takeoff and landing of the World's first commercial space ship, SpaceShipOne. I arrived on Sunday night at around 11pm and was one of the first people to park. Upon exiting my car i was greeted by 30-40mph winds that were blasting sand, painfully fast, from the North.