X-Prize plus two years

It’s been two years since SpaceShipOne soared into space on a suborbital trajectory to win the X-Prize. If things have seemed a little quiet since then, you’re probably hearing the silence left over when all the laughing stopped.

If the X-Prize did one thing, it was to strike a decisive blow in the fight to make entrepreneurial space credible.

But those who backed the prize are predictably not content with doing just one thing, and as Alan Boyle points out, they have a lot more in store.

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