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29/09/2004 SpaceShipOne performs a successful spaceflight

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Wild Ride Onboard SpaceShipOne

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SpaceShipOne

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SpaceShipOne's "Feathered Configuration"

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SpaceShip One X-Prize Flight #1 Launch Mike Melvill

SpaceShipOne is an experimental air-launched rocket-powered aircraft with sub-orbital spaceflight capability at speeds of up to 900 m/s, using a hybrid rocket motor. SpaceShipOne completed the first manned private spaceflight in 2004. That same year, it won the US$10 million Ansari X Prize and was immediately retired from active service.
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    • Essentials 

    • Design 

    • Development and winning the X Prize 

    • Retirement 

    • Replicas 

    • Subsequent spacecraft