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  SpaceShipOne flight 15P - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flight 15P of SpaceShipOne was the first privately-funded human spaceflight.
This flight was a full-altitude test, but not itself a competitive flight, for the Ansari X Prize, the prize for the first non-governmental reusable manned spacecraft.
Flight 15P was intended to be the final test flight before making the two X Prize flights later in 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/SpaceShipOne_flight_15P   (1198 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne flight 16P - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was the first competitive flight in the Ansari X Prize competition to demonstrate a non-governmental reusable manned spacecraft, and is hence also referred to as the X1 flight.
Due to problems encountered during flight 15P on June 21, 2004, Scaled Composites did not immediately set a date for their competitive flights, suspecting that another test flight might be required.
Scaled Composites scheduled the second competitive flight, flight 17P, for October 4, 2004, the 47th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1, and it was completed successfully on schedule.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/SpaceShipOne_flight_16P   (1421 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
SpaceShipOne was an experimental air-launched suborbital spaceplane that used a hybrid rocket motor.
Its first powered flight, flight 11P, was made on December 17, 2003, the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight.
Flight 15P on June 21, 2004, was SpaceShipOne's first spaceflight, and the first privately funded human spaceflight.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/SS1   (927 words)

  
 Mike Melvill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Melvill piloted SpaceShipOne on its first flight past the edge of space, flight 15P on June 21, 2004, thus becoming the first commercial astronaut and the 433rd person to go into space.
He was also the pilot on SpaceShipOne's flight 16P, the first competitive flight in the Ansari X Prize competition.
Melvill was the pilot for SpaceShipOne flight 15P, SpaceShipOne's first spaceflight and the first privately-funded human spaceflight mission, on the morning of June 21, 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mike_Melvill   (399 words)

  
 The Ultimate Tier One Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
In June 2004, between flights 14P and 15P, a fairing was added, smoothly extending the fuselage shape to meet the flared end of the nozzle.
SpaceShipOne flight 16P on September 29 2004 and SpaceShipOne flight 17P on October 4 2004 were successful competitive flights, winning the X Prize.
The flight was run as an airshow, with both the principal craft and the chase planes making takeoffs and landings in front of the crowd, and celebratory flybys when the test succeeded.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/Tier_One   (4563 words)

  
 World of mrWoot: SpaceShipOne Flight a Success - The daily happenings in the world of mrWoot.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
SpaceShipOne is an experimental spaceplane, which on June 21, 2004 made the first privately-funded human spaceflight (SpaceShipOne flight 15P).
SpaceShipOne is the leading contender for the Ansari X Prize, the prize for the first non-governmental reusable manned spacecraft.
Its next flight, which may win the X Prize, is scheduled for October 4, 2004, the 47th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1.
blog.mrwoot.com /2004/09/spaceshipone-flight-success.html   (540 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne
SpaceShipOne was a three-place, high-altitude research rocketplane, designed for sub-orbital flights to 100 km altitude.
Flight aborted to downwind for an uneventful landing.
During a portion of the boost, the flight director display was inoperative, however the pilot continued the planned trajectory referencing the external horizon.
www.astronautix.com /craft/spaipone.htm   (4765 words)

  
 Scaled Composites - Tier One / SpaceShipOne Photo Gallery
SpaceShipOne is seen in the feather configuration during flight 15P.
SpaceShipOne is shown gliding back to base during flight 15P in an air-to-air photograph.
SpaceShipOne catches the sun's rays in space during flight 15P.
www.scaled.com /projects/tierone/photos.htm   (437 words)

  
 Reentry
Because a major difference between sub-orbital and orbital spaceflights is the greater speed of the latter, atmospheric reentry poses much more of a technical challenge with orbital flights than with suborbital flights.
One the other hand, it is assumed that SpaceShipOne's flipping wings also start producing lift early, in very thin and high layers of the atmosphere.
Normally, fully inside the atmosphere, a configuration such as SpaceShipOne's flipped wings, where the aft part of the wings (the elevator part) is folded sharply upwards, would result in a stall.
www.knowledgefun.com /book/r/re/reentry.html   (1198 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne Flight Logs
Notes: First powered flight of SpaceShipOne with a 15 second burn of the rocket motor.
There was a flight control system anomaly, resulting in a lower than planned altitude.
A 89 second burn was planned, but the burn was ended 12 seconds early due to a roll which began near the top of the flight.
www.worldspaceflight.com /civilian/sso_log.htm   (176 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne - Engineering
The Scaled Composites Model 316 SpaceShipOne is an experimental air-launched suborbital spaceplane that uses a hybrid rocket motor.
The first powered flight, flight 11P, was made on December 17, 2003, the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight.
It was unveiled on Wednesday October 5, 2005 in the Milestones of Flight gallery and is now on display to the public.
engineering.wikia.com /wiki/SpaceShipOne   (609 words)

  
 Astronaut - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The first astronaut to fly a privately-funded mission was Mike Melvill, on SpaceShipOne flight 15P (only according to American space flight definition).
This should be contrasted with the various millionaire space tourists, who have flown as passengers, or minor crew members, on publicly funded flights (generally Russian resupply flights to the ISS).
The first astronauts, both in the USA and USSR, tended to be jet fighter pilots, often test pilots, from military backgrounds.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Astronaut   (1052 words)

  
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SpaceShipOne was designed by Burt Rutan and his team at Scaled Composites.
SpaceShipOne gliding back to base during flight 15P in an air-to-air photograph.
While SpaceShipOne goes beyond the traditional definition of amateur science, it can arguably be considered as an ultimate example of citizen science.
www.sas.org /tcs/weeklyIssues/2004-07-09/news1   (301 words)

  
 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Astronaut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The first non-governmental astronaut was Byron K. Lichtenberg, an MIT researcher who flew on Space Shuttle mission STS-9 in 1983.
The first self-funded space tourist was Dennis Tito on 28 April 2001, while the first astronaut to fly on an entirely privately-funded mission was Mike Melvill, on SpaceShipOne flight 15P (which he piloted), though this flight was sub-orbital.
The first astronauts, both in the U.S. and USSR, tended to be jet fighter pilots, often test pilots, from military backgrounds.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Astronaut   (1241 words)

  
 The world's top spaceshipone flight 15p websites
Flight 15P of SpaceShipOne was the fourth powered test flight of the Tier One program, and the first privately-funded human spaceflight.
The planned apogee altitude was 360,000 feet (110 km), but due to the problems encountered during the climb the craft actually attained only 328,491 feet (100124 m).
However, due to the problems encountered on this flight, it was thought an additional test flight might be needed before the competitive flights.
www.websbiggest.com /dir-wiki.cfm?cat=spaceshipone_flight_15p&tab=edit   (835 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne - NewVoyageWiki - Space Tourism Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
SpaceShipOne is a reusable manned sub-orbital rocketplane that is designed to fly to space and then glide back to earth.
The program that created SpaceShipOne was named the Tier 1 program and was unveiled April 18, 2003.
SpaceShipOne made possible the first privately funded manned mission into space on June 21, 2004 won the Ansarai X-Prize on October 4, 2005 on the ships 3rd flight into space.
www.newvoyagenews.com /wiki/index.php/SpaceShipOne   (166 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne / White Knight flight log
This historic flight not only broke the X-15 record by 13,000 ft, and won the X-prize, but was a picture perfect ending to the program.
The feather entry was not explored and the rest of the glide flight used to assess the handling qualities of the vehicle leading to an uneventful landing.
The entire flight, from launch to landing, was viewable from the ground and SpaceShipOne with its unique planform was intriguing to watch as it cut gracefully through the air and was put through its paces.
www.scaled.com /projects/tierone/logs-WK-SS1.htm   (3249 words)

  
 A Field Guide to American Spacecraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C. Placed in the 'Milestones of Flight' Hall at the National Air and Space Museum on October 5, 2005.
X Prize flights followed, with flight 17P on October 4, 2004 winning the prize.
After the X Prize flights, SpaceShipOne will continue to make test flights, developing the technology further, in the process of designing future spacecraft such as the planned Virgin SpaceShip.
aesp.nasa.okstate.edu /fieldguide/pages/spaship1/ss1.html   (401 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne flight 15P - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
All measurements are first stated in the Imperial units in which they were originally reported, with conversions to SI units also given.
SpaceShipOne Makes History: First Private Manned Mission to Space (http://www.scaled.com/projects/tierone/062104-2.htm) - press release from Scaled Composites
Space Ship One's First Flight into Space (http://spaceshipone.airshowjournal.com/2004/) - images of the flight, from Fred's Air Show Journal
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/X0   (1296 words)

  
 Aero-News Network: The Aviation and Aerospace World's Daily/Real-Time News and Information Service
Flight control continuity was established throughout the airplane to the ailerons, rudder, and elevator from the center section of the fuselage.
This means it's common to file a flight plan ahead of time and, therefore, to guess at the time you'll be done with the last client and have the airplane preflighted, or when the passengers or priority freight finally makes it to the airport and you can load up and fly.
Flight training, practice instrument approaches, aerobatic flight, glider operations, parachute operations, ultralight, hang gliding, balloon operations, agriculture/crop dusting, animal population control flight operations, and banner towing operations are not authorized.
www.aero-news.net /Community/DiscussTopic.cfm?TopicID=1151&Refresh=1   (12242 words)

  
 Greater Tehachapi People Pages
Michael W. Melvill, Tehachapi resident, is one of the test pilots for SpaceShipOne, the experimental spaceplane developed by Scaled Composites.
Melvill piloted SpaceShipOne on its first flight past the edge of space, flight 15P on June 21, 2004, thus becoming the first commercial astronaut.
Melvill is an associate fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots; in 1999, he received their Ivan C. Kincheloe trophy for his work in high-altitude development testing the 281 Proteus aircraft.
www.tehachapicentral.com /community006012.html   (686 words)

  
 Pictures of SpaceShipOne's space flights - June/September/October 2004
The story of SpaceShipOne's space flights continues from what we recorded after the June 21 flight.
Scaled Composites announced its X-Prize flights were scheduled for Sept 29 and, if that succeeded, Oct 4.
This is a video of the June 21 space flight from the public viewing area.
www.stratofox.org /pics/ss1-xprize-2004   (820 words)

  
 C&EN: LATEST NEWS - X Marks The Spot
Privately built rocket plane SpaceShipOne punched through Earth’s atmosphere early on Oct. 4 for the second time in a week.
It is modeled after the $25,000 Orteig Prize won by Charles Lindberg in 1927 for completing the first nonstop flight between Paris and New York City.
SpaceShipOne was funded by Microsoft cofounder Paul G. Allen and built by Scaled Composites, an aerospace engineering company founded by noted aircraft designer Burt Rutan.
pubs.acs.org /cen/news/8240/8240xprize.html   (330 words)

  
 ScienceDaily: SpaceShipOne Surpasses 100 Km Altitude On First X-Prize Flight
Second SpaceShipOne Launch Is 'Go' For October 4th (October 1, 2004) -- The X PRIZE has just received official notice from Burt Rutan that SpaceShipOne's second flight (X2) will take place Monday morning, October...
SpaceShipOne Makes History: First Private Manned Mission To Space (June 22, 2004) -- The world witnessed the dawn of a new space age Monday, as investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen and Scaled Composites launched the first private manned vehicle beyond the Earth's atmosphere.
Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne -- The Scaled Composites Model 316 SpaceShipOne is an experimental air-launched suborbital spaceplane that uses a hybrid rocket motor.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2004/09/040930115747.htm   (1429 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne Flight 15P
A loud bang was heard (on landing it was found that the fairing around the engine nozzle had collapsed).
Despite not reaching the planned altitude and re-entering 35 km away from the intended point, Melvill recovered control after re-entry and landed at Mojave Airport after a 30 minute flight.
He had taken SpaceShipOne just over 100 km, thereby becoming the first private citizen, third person born in Africa, second person born in South Africa, and oldest pilot in command to ever reach outer space.
www.astronautix.com /flights/spaht15p.htm   (372 words)

  
 Space Ship One Flight 15P Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This page contains quite a lot of relevant information about Space Ship One flight 15P.
Space Ship One Flight 15P in the News
Top Pages for Space Ship One flight 15P
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/SpaceShipOne_flight_15P   (1258 words)

  
 Spaceshipone - Goleta Air and Space Museum: SpaceShipOne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
SpaceShipOne completed its second journey to space without any glitches SpaceShipOne safely blasted to the brink of space and back for the second time
Experience all three SpaceShipOne flights and the winning of the Ansari X Prize.
SpaceShipOne was carried to an altitude of more than 14 km (47000 ft), slung beneath the SpaceShipOne glided back to its base in the Mojave Desert,
inxs.recommendlist.com /rl/inxs-spaceshipone.htm   (249 words)

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