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Posted: 12/23/2008 4:33:30 PM EST
In 1903 ... first flight.


1927 ... first solo flight across Atlantic. Significant because it seemed to spark the boom in aviation


1947 ... sound barrier broken


1969 ... landed on the Moon


1982 ... Space Shuttle


but now? ISS doesn't count IMO.
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 4:38:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By danpass:
In 1903 ... first flight.


1927 ... first solo flight across Atlantic. Significant because it seemed to spark the boom in aviation


1947 ... sound barrier broken


1969 ... landed on the Moon


1982 ... Space Shuttle


but now? ISS doesn't count IMO.


Sport license?

VLJ's?

Bad economy causing the price of unpressurized twins to drop like a rock?

Link Posted: 12/23/2008 4:40:39 PM EST
Private manned space flight?

Link Posted: 12/23/2008 4:42:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/23/2008 4:44:25 PM EST by danpass]
I was just thinking .... SSTO.

Single Stage to Orbit. That would be key.


The thing is we've missed that 20-25 yr mark. I wonder exactly what happened.


If anything NASA needs to hire the PR/Marketing arm of the Marine Corps RIGHT NOW lol.
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 7:31:10 PM EST
Space Marines! That's what should be next.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:08:11 AM EST
Yeah, I think Rutan's' SS1 counts.
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