A new initiative by M$ co-founder, Paul Allen, and some “other dude” aims to change this concept of space tourism from fiction to fact. Their three seater, dubbed “Spaceship One”, will be the subject of a launch tormorow to attempt to fly 62 miles above the earth, “crossing the thresh of space”.
All this may sound unique, but in fact this group of of probably many groups around the world competing for a $10 million prize in the Ansari X Prize. This competition offers the $10 million to the first group who can get a privately built, three seat space craft with full occupancy 62 miles above the earth twice in two weeks.
Spaceship One will launch around 6:30 am local time in the Mojave Desert on Monday, June 21st. Space.com has all the details and more.