XPRIZE launched new kind of space race, book recounts

Journalist chronicles challenge to build reusable manned spacecraft

SpaceShipOne

SOARING  SpaceShipOne (shown here with its carrier aircraft) earned its makers the $10 million XPRIZE. A new book looks back at the spaceflight contest.

D Ramey Logan/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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