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SpaceShipOne Soars

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--the first private manned spacecraft--completed a second flight past its target altitude of 100 kilometers on Monday, winning the $10-million Ansari X Prize. The prize was offered to the first nongovernment team to finance, build and launch a ship flying three people 100 kilometers up into the atmosphere twice in a two-week period.

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