Their system, called 'Tier One', employs a piggyback system: SpaceShipOne -- which vaguely resembles a cross between an X-1 and X-24 -- is lifted
into the air by an unusual jet aircraft called the White Knight.
They'll probably raise additional funding so competition will be maintained. It would make little sense to award the $10 million prize and then drop
any future prospects for struggling start up space companies..
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