wiki/ news/ 2004-06-21 - Road Trip to Mojave, California for launch of Space Ship One

Launch of the first private manned vehicle beyond the Earth’s atmosphere

More info about Space Ship One here: http://www.scaled.com/projects/tierone/


In attendance: Jay Beck, Peter Bold, James Clinton, Jim Cloer, Tom Long, Mike Pence, Brian O’Neel, Jim Ward

Launch of Space Ship One (Click image to view movie)

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Note: the canard wing chase plane on the left is another Burt Rutan design, the Beech Starship.

SpaceShipOne-First Flight Into Space

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White Knight carrying Space Ship One underneath