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We need affordable space travel to inspire our youth, to let them know that they can experience their dreams, can set significant goals and be in a position to lead all of us to future progress in exploration, discovery and fun. Thanks to the X Prize for the inspiration.

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Air Force at Edwards Air Force Base working on nine separate projects including the LTV XC-142 VSTOL transport and spin tests of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom fighter. the chance for our ever-growing group of future astronauts and other scientists to see our world in a completely new light. 5g negative maximum load factor limit applied to the VariEze after the discovery of problems with some VariEze wings.

He designed the record-breaking Voyager which was the first plane to fly around the world without stopping or refueling and the sub-orbital spaceplane SpaceShipOne which won the Ansari X-Prize in 2004 for becoming the first privately funded spacecraft to enter the realm of space twice within a two-week period. He has five aircraft on display in the National Air and Space Museum: SpaceShipOne the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer Voyager Quickie and the VariEze.

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