SpaceShip One

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SpaceShip One, built by Scaled Composites and piloted by Mike Melvill, was the first privately built craft to successfully conduct a suborbital flight twice in a two week period. This feat won the Ansari X Prize for Scaled Composites.

Further development of the launch system is planned using a larger SpaceShip Two design for suborbital tourist flights.

New Mars Forum Discussions

SpaceShipOne to National Air & Space Museum

SpaceShipOne: Time Magazine Hails as Invention of the Year

SpaceShipOne Date Set for Final Test Flight

External links:

Scaled Composites Home Page

60 Minutes Interview with Burt Rutan

Spaceship One Donated to Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

Spaceship One Captures X Prize