22. June, 2004 - SpaceShipOne, Government Zero

It was very cool watching SpaceShipOne yesterday, in spite of the Worst Coverage Ever from CNN. I’ve got more commentary below, but I had a happy feeling knowing that civilians are now in the Space Race. SpaceShipOne, Government Zero.

Further down the runway, an estimated 100,000 spectators waited to see space history in the making. SpaceShipOne, Government Zero, read one placard held aloft by a spectator, an allusion to the conviction held by some who yearn for space that government programs are slow, bureaucracy-laden and elitist.

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