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Giggle Factor Gone

The Economist has a serious article about the state of the space tourism industry at the end of 2004, with new details on both Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin. I was confused by this bit, though:

In September, news emerged that Robert Bigelow, who runs Bigelow Aerospace, a firm based in Los Angeles, was going to back a $50m prize modelled on the $10m Ansari X prize that led to the creation of SpaceShipOne.

As far as I know, Bigelow Aerospace is now, and always has been, based in Las Vegas.

Posted by Rand Simberg at December 17, 2004 05:57 AM
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Hey, journalist writing about economics. Now you want them to be experts in geography? What next, you expect them to become experts in engineering?

Posted by Leland at December 17, 2004 08:48 AM

I was also a little confused by the constant references to Virgin Galactica. Has there been an actual name change, or was there a journalistic error?

Posted by Neil Halelamien at December 17, 2004 12:42 PM

It will be the spaceline you take when you need to flee Cylon Tyranny.

Posted by Mike Puckett at December 18, 2004 10:23 AM

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