April 8, 2004

BIG SPACE NEWS:

WASHINGTON – The government on Wednesday awarded a California aviation company the first license for a manned suborbital rocket.

The Federal Aviation Administration announced that it gave a one-year license to Scaled Composites of Mojave, Calif., a company founded by aviation maverick Burt Rutan. His goal is public space travel within 10 years.

Let it be so.

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