SpaceShipOne declared the winner
There's a winner in a unique race-into-space. Organizers of the ten million dollar Ansari X Prize -- which goes to the developers of a manned private space-plane that can make it into space twice in as many weeks -- say the goal was reached this morning.
SpaceShipOne was again carried into the skies by a mother plane -- and then, at an altitude of 46-thousand feet, it was on its own. Its rocket engine carried it the rest of the way -- and the founders of the X-Prize say the plane again rose to an altitude of more than 62 miles.