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Seeking the future: the fragility of the patron

Paul Allen funded the development of SpaceShipOne, which won the Ansari X Prize in 2004. But Allen’s death last October has affected another space company he founded, Stratolaunch. (credit: J. Foust) by Roger Handberg Pushing out toward the final frontier is difficult both in the physical sense of building vehicles capable of carrying people out into the unknown as well ...

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