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Dacripler
09-29-2004, 09:03 AM
In the news as we speak and is going to launch.

You folks ought to thank BP_Groucho for his hard work and his help to make this happen. Pigs fly on earth AND in space http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Space travel in the private sector is exciting as the Wright Bro's getting their first airplane off the ground.

The X-Prize is something that someone can dream of and do without the assist of any government assistance. Government=$$ /Private industry=Cheap!


My Hat is off to those joining in for this exciting broadcast and amazing history in the making.

Thanks Graucho for the hard work and DON'T get caught driving too fast in your new Car celebrating the occasion.

Godspeed to those who dream and make things happen. <S>

Dacripler
09-29-2004, 09:03 AM
In the news as we speak and is going to launch.

You folks ought to thank BP_Groucho for his hard work and his help to make this happen. Pigs fly on earth AND in space http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Space travel in the private sector is exciting as the Wright Bro's getting their first airplane off the ground.

The X-Prize is something that someone can dream of and do without the assist of any government assistance. Government=$$ /Private industry=Cheap!


My Hat is off to those joining in for this exciting broadcast and amazing history in the making.

Thanks Graucho for the hard work and DON'T get caught driving too fast in your new Car celebrating the occasion.

Godspeed to those who dream and make things happen. &lt;S&gt;

TheGozr
09-29-2004, 09:08 AM
wacthing it right now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

T_O_A_D
09-29-2004, 09:19 AM
watching it. So what did BP_Groucho with the program?

BRASSTURTLE
09-29-2004, 09:45 AM
AND THEY'RE DOWN http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

T_O_A_D
09-29-2004, 09:48 AM
BRAVO http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Cmte. Carvalho
09-29-2004, 04:08 PM
It's nice, but there's only one error: Santos Dumont was the man who flew the first time in something havier than air with his airplane, called 14 bis. His airplane also didn't need of any kind of auxiliary help for takeoff like catapult or frontal wind... Only his own engine was capable to do the work, like in the normal airplanes we have today...

USMC_Tailspin
09-29-2004, 09:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TheGozr:
wacthing it right now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

He works for Scaled Composites. http://www.scaled.com/index.html

GAU-8
09-30-2004, 01:29 AM
i dont have a clue...what happened?

lil_labbit
09-30-2004, 08:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GAU-8:
i dont have a clue...what happened? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

SpaceshipOne went up for a second flight (space is defined as being 100km up) - within 2 weeks they need to do it again to win the X-Prize http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

US$10million for the first private spaceflight http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

COMPLETE webcast of the flight :
http://www.xprize.org/webcast/webcast.php

lil_labbit
09-30-2004, 08:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cmte. Carvalho:
It's nice, but there's only one error: Santos Dumont was the man who flew the first time in something havier than air with his airplane, called 14 bis. His airplane also didn't need of any kind of auxiliary help for takeoff like catapult or frontal wind... Only his own engine was capable to do the work, like in the normal airplanes we have today... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yup - but he didn't get upto 100km Altitude http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://discoverychannel.co.uk/flight/pioneers_of_flight/santos_dumont.shtml

Freycinet
09-30-2004, 09:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cmte. Carvalho:
It's nice, but there's only one error: Santos Dumont was the man who flew the first time in something havier than air with his airplane, called 14 bis. His airplane also didn't need of any kind of auxiliary help for takeoff like catapult or frontal wind... Only his own engine was capable to do the work, like in the normal airplanes we have today... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Wright bros. flew before Santos-Dumont: they flew in Dec. 1903, he flew in October 1906.

They didn't use the catapult for their first flights, only later.

So, you're as wrong as you can be, sorry. Then again, if you literally mean that Santos Dumont was "the man who flew the first time in something havier than air with his airplane" then I can hardly disagree with you, but you need to explain which substance he flew through...

VonKlugermon
09-30-2004, 11:19 AM
Good site on Wright Brothers vs Santos Dumont:

http://www.first-to-fly.com/History/History%20of%20Airplane/santos_dumont.htm

Willy

Fliegeroffizier
09-30-2004, 11:45 AM
Interesting...I'd never heard of Dumos...

Here's a pertinent extract from the above-mentioned Site:
The Wrights made the first controlled powered heavier-than-air flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903. The first flight by Orville Wright, of 120 feet (37 m) in 12 seconds, was recorded in a famous photograph. In the fourth flight of the same day, Wilbur Wright flew 852 feet (260 m) in 59 seconds.



The Wright Brothers conducted numerous additional public flights (over 80) in 1904 and 1905 from Huffman Prairie in Dayton, Ohio and invited friends, neighbors and newspaper reporters to them although few came.

Alberto Santos-Dumont made a public flight in Europe on September 13, 1906 in Paris. His design, like the Wright brothers', used a canard elevator and wing-warping,[making a hop of between 23 and 43 feetitalics are mine]. Since the plane did not need headwinds or catapults to take off, this flight is considered by some as the first true powered flight.

Fliegeroffizier
09-30-2004, 11:53 AM
With regard to Space Ship One flights(this is the second one above 100Km), I would point out..again..that the test pilot is 63 years old!!!

NegativeGee
09-30-2004, 12:23 PM
Do you think they are taking bookings yet? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3693020.stm

Yellonet
09-30-2004, 02:09 PM
That speech in the beginning just made me sick... it's just so stupid and wimpy... I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry. That stuff isn't even good in movies.

BpGemini
09-30-2004, 03:30 PM
**crossing fingers until the final X-Prize flight is complete**

Kasdeya
09-30-2004, 03:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BpGemini:
**crossing fingers until the final X-Prize flight is complete** <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That makes two of us. Good Luck Fellas.