29/09/2004 SpaceShipOne performs a successful spaceflight
Wild Ride Onboard SpaceShipOne
SpaceShipOne's "Feathered Configuration"
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.