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On May 5, 1996, to celebrate the anniversary of Alan Sheppard's suborbital flight, the X Prize Foundation announced the Anseri X Prize, $10 million for the first private team to build and fly a spacecraft capable of carrying three people 100km above the earth and then repeating the flight within two weeks. A team headed by aerospace designer Burt Rutan and financier Paul Allen built SpaceShipOne, which won the prize on Oct. 4, 2004. Pilot Mike Melvill celebrates the victory.
The Space Tourist
The X Prize Foundation has already produced many interesting designs. "The Space Tourist" was designed by Discraft Corporation.
ILAT has an interesting concept for the final stage of vehicle reentry.