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    DEADBEEF khuon's Avatar
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    Pilot of SpaceShipOne also a cyclist

    Yet another link between the aerospace and the cycling world...

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    The pilot, 62-year-old Scaled Composites vice-president Mr Melvill, stamped his name in the record books as the first non-government-funded pilot to fly a spaceship out of Earth's atmosphere.

    After Monday's flight he told the crowd: "I think I'll back off a little bit now and ride my bike."
    I'm betting the guy rides a carbon fibre bike.
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    Footballus vita est iamlucky13's Avatar
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    Carbon fiber all the way, I'm sure.

    I'm suddenly thinking of submitting my resume for an unsolicited internship. What do you think my chances are? I want to get a set of those "commercial astronaut's wings" from the FAA.

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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    Yet another link between the aerospace and the cycling world...



    I'm betting the guy rides a carbon fibre bike.
    Considering it's "scaled composites" I bet he made his own carbon bike

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