Performance of the Week

Performance of the Week Oct. 11, 2004

No one ever said flying into space was easy, especially if you build your rocket yourself. SPACESHIPONE, designed by Burt Rutan and piloted by Michael Melvill, 63, made such a trip last week, climbing 64 miles above the Mojave Desert, with some scary corkscrewing along the way. The flight is the first of two the ship must make--the second is this week--to win a $10 million prize.

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