Have Space Ship—Will Travel

The SpaceShipOne rocket plane, shown in this photo from its first supersonic flight test, is due to make its first true spaceflight June 21. (Photo courtesy of Scaled Composites.)

On June 21, the privately-funded SpaceShipOne will launch for a history-making, 100 km (62 mile) altitude flight.

“Our goal is to demonstrate that non-government manned space flight operations are not only feasible, but can be done at very low costs.” (Burt Rutan)

Read the article at MSNBC.com here, and check out the Scaled Composites FAQ and related pages.

Thanks to Phil Luchon for this reference.

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