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Suborbital rocketplanes to be ready for flight in 2007

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ An Oklahoma-based company says passengers who are willing to pay $200,000 will be able to ride 60 miles above Earth in a suborbital spacecraft by early 2007.

Rocketplane Limited Vice President David Urie says he hopes to have the Rocketplane XP built and ready for test runs by next summer.

The vehicle will launch from the spaceport near Burns Flat. Passengers will see the earth's curvature and experience zero gravity for several minutes during the 45-minute flight.

Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas toured rocketplane's Oklahoma City office Tuesday. Burns Flat is in Lucas' district.
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