View Full Version : SpaceShipOne Ready for Monday's Launch

2005-Sep-11, 05:12 PM
SUMMARY: X Prize officials have confirmed that Pilot Mike Melvill took Scaled Composites' SpaceShipOne to an altitude of 102, 870 metres (337,500 feet) on Wednesday. With this first flight qualified, they'll do their second flight on the morning Monday, October 4. SpaceShipOne and its carrier aircraft will take off at 1400 UTC (7:00am PDT) and ignite its rocket about an hour later. If everything goes well, the spacecraft will reach an altitude of 100 km (62.5 miles) carrying an extra 180 kg (400 pounds) - the equivalent of two passengers.

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