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Jay Currie

One Damn Thing After Another

10/04/2004

Done

The X-Prize is won. What next?

Start with $200,000 90 minute hops. But look carefully at the extension of the technology to allow low and then high orbital flights. Perhaps not with the Spaceship One team. More likely in collaboration with that team.

It leave NASA looking a tiny bit redundant which is great. NASA should be out at the cutting edge not at the soon to be commercial end of the market.

It is much the same logic as satellite. Initially there needed to be government doing the heavy lifting; but once the technology was mature it became a private industry.