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The first commercial manned space vehicle is being launched June 21rst.

The privately developed "rocket craft" is being dubbed "SpaceShipOne".

The flight will reach 62 miles into sub-orbital space.

Investor Paul Allen, and aviation technologist Burt Rutan created the program. It will attempt the first non-government flight leaving the Earth's atmosphere.

Note this is not the speed or distance required to continually orbit the earth. But a rare, and big step for civilian kind, under commercialism. Versus say, NASA.
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