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  SpaceShipOne flight 16P - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flight 16P of SpaceShipOne was a spaceflight in the Tier One program that took place on September 29, 2004.
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   (1408 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: SpaceShipOne flight 15P   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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.
However, the flight was not intended as an X Prize competitive flight, and was not registered as such.
Flight 15P was intended to be the final test flight before making the two X Prize flights later in 2004.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/SpaceShipOne-flight-15P   (1238 words)

  
 Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne - Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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.
The first powered flight, flight 11P, was made on December 17 2003, the 100th anniversary of the first ever powered flight by the Wright Brothers.
www.greatestinfo.org /SpaceShipOne   (861 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne Flight Logs
Notes: First powered flight of SpaceShipOne with a 15 second burn of the rocket motor.
SpaceShipOne became the first civilian craft to achieve supersonic flight.
There was a flight control system anomaly, resulting in a lower than planned altitude.
www.worldspaceflight.com /civilian/sso_log.htm   (176 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne flight 17P - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It was the second competitive flight in the Ansari X Prize competition to demonstrate a non-governmental reusable manned spacecraft, and is hence also referred to as the X2 flight.
The date of the flight, October 4 2004, was the 47th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
SpaceShipOne's first powered flight was, in a similar vein, on the 100th anniversary of the first ever powered flight by the Wright Brothers.
www.grohol.com /psypsych/SpaceShipOne_flight_17P   (912 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne flight 16P
Flight 16P of SpaceShipOne is a spaceflight anticipated to take place on September 29 2004, which if successful will be the first competitive flight in the Ansari X Prize competition.
It is expected to be the fifth powered flight of the Tier One program and the second privately-funded human spaceflight.
X Prize rules require that that date and place of competitive flights be notified to the X PRIZE Foundation at least 60 days before the flight.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/spaceshipone_flight_16p   (344 words)

  
 Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
SpaceShipOne was only intended to win the X Prize, and will likely go into one of the space museums.
If the actual flight differs in category from the intended flight, two letters are appended: the first indicating the intended mission and the second the mission actually performed.
Unfortunately, SpaceShipOne launches to the east of the spaceport early in the morning, which means that it is in the same part of the sky as the sun for viewers at the spaceport.
spaceshipone.biography.ms   (791 words)

  
 Scaled Composites biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The company made a splash in April 2003 when it revealed that it was working on a privately funded spacecraft, in an attempt to win the Ansari X Prize for the first private, manned spaceflight.
Flight 16P on 29 September 2004 and Flight 17P on 4 October 2004 won the X-Prize for Scaled Composites and SpaceShipOne.
Before SpaceShipOne, Rutan was best known for his Voyager aircraft, which his brother, Dick Rutan, and Jeana Yeager flew around the world without refueling, in 1986.
scaled-composites.biography.ms   (578 words)

  
 Mike Melvill - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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.
www.free-definition.com /Mike-Melvill.html   (329 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne / White Knight flight log
On 16P, because Mike did such a great job of turning the corner early in the burn, the later segments of the burn had to be at near zero lift to point the trajectory in the desired direction.
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.
scaled.com /projects/tierone/logs-WK-SS1.htm   (3249 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne flight 16P - Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It was the first competitive flight in the Ansari X Prize competition to demonstrate a non-governmental reusable manned spacecraft.
Scaled Composites has scheduled the second competitive flight, flight 17P, for October 4 2004, the 47th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1.
There is a possibility of a third competitive flight (18P) occurring by October 13 2004 if the second is not successful.
www.greatestinfo.org /SpaceShipOne_flight_16P   (1202 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.
Objectives of the flight were to win the Ansari X-Prize and break the rocketplane altitude record set by the X-15 in 1963.
www.astronautix.com /craft/spaipone.htm   (4683 words)

  
 Grenada content of Wikipedia free encyclopedia
Although impressive, the achievements of SpaceShipOne are not comparable to those of orbiting spacecraft like the Space Shuttle, but to those of the X-15.
It was an unmanned captive carry flight test.
SpaceShipOne test pilot Mike Melvill after the flight on September 29, 2004.
grenada.paellaman.com /grenadabrowse.php?title=SpaceShipOne   (702 words)

  
 Ansari X-Prize Flights - Scaled Composites
Flights from other Ansari X-Prize entries will be included when they start their flight test programs, as several teams have started testing the hardware for their Ansari X-Prize vehicles.
Flight X1 was SpaceShipOne's first flight to win the Ansari X-Prize.
Flight X2 was the second flight to win the Ansari X-Prize.
pages.prodigy.net /pxkb94ars/Astro_Scaled.htm   (167 words)

  
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Flight 66L/17P took off at 1348:57 UTC on Oct 4, with drop at 1449:11 UTC.
With this flight, Scaled Composites won the Ansari X-Prize competition, and no further flights of Spaceship One are planned.
The other SpaceshipOne spaceflight was on Jun 21, with launch at 1450 UTC and landing at 1514 UTC.
www.planet4589.org /space/jsr/back/news.536   (1217 words)

  
 Flight - Surch
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 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)

  
 Melvill
He was awarded the Ivan C Kincheloe trophy in 1999 by the SETP for high altitude, developmental flight-testing of the model 281 Proteus aircraft and holds four World and National speed and altitude records in Burt's Catbird and Proteus aircraft.
He is an Associate Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and has been a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association for 31 years.
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 /astros/melvill.htm   (2731 words)

  
 World of mrWoot: SpaceShipOne Flight a Success - The daily happenings in the world of mrWoot.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
World of mrWoot: SpaceShipOne Flight a Success - The daily happenings in the world of mrWoot.
SpaceShipOne is an experimental spaceplane, which on June 21, 2004 made the first privately-funded human spaceflight (SpaceShipOne flight 15P).
About Me The daily happenings of a random student who finds himself in weird places and weird times that always lead to good outcomes.
blog.mrwoot.com /2004/09/spaceshipone-flight-success.html   (530 words)

  
 Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne Details, Meaning Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne Article and Explanation Guide
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.
carrying SpaceShipOne to altitude, about 14 km, as demonstrated in this captive carry test of the two-vehicle system.
This is an Article on Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne.
e-paranoids.com /s/sc/scaled_composites_spaceshipone.html   (818 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)

  
 Wired 13.01: Rocket Man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
On one flight, Branson popped his head into the cockpit, looking for advice on possible balloon launching sites in North Africa.
A bill in Washington that would authorize suborbital flights on an "experimental" basis and establish liability guidelines passed the House by 402 to 1 last spring.
But on the third flight, Bhullar, who runs the simulation from a workstation tucked away in a separate room, makes things go haywire.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/13.01/branson_pr.html   (4694 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne Flight 16P
Fifth powered flight of Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne and first of two flights over 100 km that needed to be accomplished in a week to win the $10 million X-Prize.
We have a problem: Spacecraft did a series of 60 rolls during last stage of engine burn.
2004 Sep 29 - SpaceShipOne Flight 16P - X-Prize Flight 1 Flight Crew: Melvill, Spacecraft : SpaceShipOne.
www.astronautix.com /flights/spaht16p.htm   (314 words)

  
 Melvill, Mike
First Suborbital Space Flight of SpaceShipOne (Maximum Altitude of 100.124 km)
Mike Melvill became the first person to earn astronaut wings in a privately-fund spacecraft.
Mike Melvill piloted the first of two flights of SpaceShipOne to win the X-Prize.
pages.prodigy.net /pxkb94ars/Melvill_Mike.htm   (148 words)

  
 Tehachapi Central Home
I'm a major fan of flight and space and people with "the Right Stuff." I was there on the strip last June (along with 23,500 other people) when Burt Rutan's Spaceshipone, piloted by BVS resident Mike Melvill, reached space.
What a thrill that was, watching White Knight, the carrier ship, slowly circle up into the sky then seeing SSI accelerate straight up, its contrail slicing the face of the rising sun.
Melvill piloted SpaceShipOne on its first flight past the edge of space on June 21, 2004, thus becoming the first commercial astronaut.
www.tehachapicentral.com /index_093004.html   (573 words)

  
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Dec 17 — Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Museum, Oshkosh WI: Astronaut and test pilot Mike Melvill (SpaceShipOne) will be keynote speaker at 2004 banquet held in tribute to Wright Brothers; event to be held annually; https://secure.eaa.org/museum/dec17banquet.asp.
Dec 20-24 — Space Research Institute, Moscow, Russia: 'Cosmology and High Energy Astrophysics (Zeldovich-90);' this year marks the 90th anniversary of Yakov Zeldovich; conference will commemorate his contribution to astronomy by concentrating on recent progress in cosmology and high energy astrophysics, areas where his ideas laid basis for revolutionary advances; http://hea.iki.rssi.ru/Z-90.
Mar 22 — NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, College Park MD: 'Project Management Challenge 2005;' second annual event established to further leadership, teamwork, knowledge sharing, training and lessons learned in areas of project management within agency; http://pmchallenge.gsfc.nasa.gov.
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