"As a close observer to Scaled Composites' amazing and historic
victory in the quest to make space accessible to the common man, I
simply have to admit that I am in awe of these people; of their
professionalism, camaraderie and spirit."
Source: ANN Publisher Jim Campbell, after
reflecting on Scaled Composites' achievement in sending
SpaceShipOne to an altitude of more than 328,000 feet.
"You really do get the feeling that you've touched the face of
God when you do something like this."
Source: The world's first private astronaut, Mike
Melvill, after completing Monday's record-breaking flight aboard
SpaceShipOne. He piloted the winged spacecraft to an altitude of
328,491 feet -- beyond the very edge of space.