For those of you who recognize the name, it probably comes as no surprise that
Burt Rutan, creator of the VariEze, a
pioneering kit aircraft, has set his sites on the X
Prize (a .
His new endeavor, Space Ship One, is described in an
article on Space
Today, with links to a number of major market
The X Prize is a contest for the creation of a 3-person reusable sub-orbital
craft (100km altitude) by private hands. The award is $10M and there have been
a number of companies and individuals who have announced that they are
planning to participate in the race.