Spaceship One, Government Zero

June 2014 marks a decade of SpaceShipOne. Here is the recap of the flight that made it to space in June 2004.

Fly 'n Things

“A public viewing of the SpaceShipOnetest flight?”
Wow! First there was Kitty Hawk, then Cape Canaveral and now Mojave. Kitty Hawkhappened in a previous lifetime. I always wanted to visit Florida and watch a Shuttle launch, but haven’t been able to as yet. If history was going to be made right here in the California Dessert, I wanted to be there to see it happen. The launch was scheduled for June 21st at 6:30 am and the public would be allowed inside the airport starting at 3:00am

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Arriving there at 3:00 am, it was comforting to see that there were people like me out there for whom this was a momentous occasion. The public viewing area was right across from the departure end of runway 30, giving a fairly decent view of not only the take-off but also the landing of SpaceShipOne.

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