California Conquered Space?

The California Legislature and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger honored the team of SpaceShipOne today in a ceremony at the State Capitol … “California has a long history of conquering new competitive frontiers,” stated The Honorable Andrea Seastrand, Executive Director of the California Space Authority (CSA), and a participant in the ceremony. “With experience honed in the early years of aviation, California ingenuity and intellectual capital was again on display with the success of SpaceShipOne’s flights.

And here I thought Burt Rutan and his team designed, built, and flew SpaceShipOne into suborbital space: Here’s the story.