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Old 06-21-04, 06:44 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-21-04, 09:02 PM   #2
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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.

"Hi! I'm the new astronaut intern. Can I get you some coffee. Make sure you keep the lid on. It likes to leave the cup in zero G."
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Old 06-21-04, 09:39 PM   #3
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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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