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November 04, 2004

Historic Space Flight Unites Past and Present

Precious Cargo

A little more history was made on October 4, 2004, than what's so far been reported. That day will go down in history as the day Burt Rutan and pilots Mike Melvill and Brian Binnie captured the X-Prize with the first privately built aircraft. But something significant rode along in the cargo hold as ballast, creating a new piece of history – and made a few more dreams come true.

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