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A sub-orbital spaceflight (or sub-orbital flight) is a spaceflight in which the spacecraft reaches space, but its trajectory intersects the atmosphere or surface of the gravitating body from which it was launched, so that it does not complete one orbital revolution.
In a vertical flight of not too high altitudes, the time of the free-fall is both for the upward and for the downward part the maximum speed divided by the acceleration of gravity, so with a maximum speed of 1 km/s together 3 minutes and 20 seconds.
SpaceShipOne was officially declared by Rick Searfoss to have won the competition on October 4, 2004 after completing two flights within a two week period.
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 Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
SpaceShipOne was an experimental air-launched suborbital spaceplane that used a hybrid rocket motor.
SpaceShipOne's first flight, 01C, was an unmanned captive carry flight test on May 20 2003.
Its first powered flight, flight 11P, was made on December 17, 2003, the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/SS1   (995 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne
SpaceShipOne is a spaceplane that completed the first privately funded human spaceflight on June 21, 2004.
On July 25, 2005 SpaceShipOne was brought to the Oshkosh Airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
All of the flights of SpaceShipOne were from the Mojave Airport Civilian Flight Test Center.
aviationearth.com /aircraftdata/spaceshipone.html   (1126 words)

  
  Space Ship One Encyclopedia Article @ TheTechnicalOne.com (The Technical One)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SpaceShipOne was an experimental air-launched suborbital spaceplane that used a hybrid rocket motor.
SpaceShipOne's first flight, 01C, was an unmanned captive carry flight test on May 20, 2003.
Its first powered flight, flight 11P, was made on December 17, 2003, the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight.
www.thetechnicalone.com /encyclopedia/SpaceShipOne   (1097 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne flight 17P - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flight 17P of SpaceShipOne was a spaceflight in the Tier One program that took place on October 4, 2004.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/SpaceShipOne_flight_17P   (864 words)

  
 List of Human Spaceflights By Program Encyclopedia Article @ 216.92.11.26 ()   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Soyuz 21 – first flight to Salyut 5 station; 49- day stay on the station; ended early.
SpaceShipOne flight 16P - first Ansari X Prize competitive flight
SpaceShipOne flight 17P - second Ansari X Prize competitive flight, winning the prize
216.92.11.26 /encyclopedia/List_of_human_spaceflights_by_program   (940 words)

  
 Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
88.208.194.172 /wiki/index.php/Scaled_Composites_SpaceShipOne   (795 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)

  
 Informat.io on Tier One
One of the early test flights actually performed re-entry inverted, demonstrating the flexibility and inherent stability of Burt Rutan's "shuttlecock" design.
After months of glide tests, the first powered flight, SpaceShipOne flight 11P, was made on December 17 2003.
Inflation adjusted comparisons of the SpaceShipOne program with that of the X-15 budget, indicate that the Tier One program cost 1/100th that of the X-15 program, although the three X-15 aircraft made almost 200 test flights in their entire test program, typically exploring hypersonic flight between mach 4-7.
www.informat.io /?title=tier-one   (4649 words)

  
 Humboldt Electric Vehicle Association
While a helicopter's rotor is rotated by an engine during normal flight, the rotor of an autogyro is driven by aerodynamic forces in autorotation.
Flight feathers are the long, stiff, asymmetrically shaped, but symmetrically paired feathers on the wings or tail of a bird; those on the wings are called remiges while those on the tail are called rectrices.
In normal forward flight the airfoils are given a slight positive pitch at the top of and forward portion of their arc, producing lift and forward thrust, negative pitch at the bottom, and are "flat" through the rest of the circle to produce little or no lift in other directions.
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 A Field Guide to American Spacecraft
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.
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.
It is also expected to carry a handful of paying passengers on barnstorming flights: those prospective space tourists who can't wait for routine space tourism and are sufficiently wealthy to afford the exorbitant fee.
web.mac.com /jimgerard/AFGAS/pages/spaship1/ss1.html   (378 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)

  
 SpaceShipOne (SS1)
SpaceShipOne is a manned suborbital spacecraft designed by Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites to win the X-Prize.
SpaceShipOne is classified as an experimental vehicle and will not offer commercially available seats for space tourists.
During the flight, the spacecraft suffered a control problem, but recovered on the back-up system.
space.skyrocket.de /doc_lau/spaceshipone.htm   (321 words)

  
 Manifest
Under Ansari X Prize rules, the flight was required to carry 180 kg payload, to simulate two 90 kg human passengers.
The payload included: X Prize flight monitoring equipment, known as the "gold box" the Explorers Club flag, by arrangement between the Explorers Club and the X PRIZE Foundation video equipment, producing a video stream that was broadcast live mementos fro...
It seemed possible that Burt Rutan would be a passenger on flight 17P, but in the end he was not, possibly due to the roll excursion on flight 16P.
www.experiencefestival.com /manifest   (2608 words)

  
 Spaceship One
SpaceShipOne and White Knight took off at 9:45 EST, and SpaceShipOne was released from White Knight at around 50,000 feet.
The second voyage of Paul Allen's Mojave Aerospace Ventures craft was an attempt to reach 100km, or 62 miles, in altitude, considered the edge of Earth and space.
SpaceShipOne then falls back to Earth by changing its wing configuration into "feather" mode, in which its wings fold to act like a kite.
www.spaceshiponeflights.com   (1076 words)

  
 A Field Guide to American Spacecraft   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
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.
It is also expected to carry a handful of paying passengers on barnstorming flights: those prospective space tourists who can't wait for routine space tourism and are sufficiently wealthy to afford the exorbitant fee.
aesp.nasa.okstate.edu /fieldguide/pages/spaship1/ss1.html   (401 words)

  
 SpaceShipOne - NewVoyageWiki - Space Tourism Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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
During a portion of the boost, the flight director display was inoperative, however the pilot continued the planned trajectory referencing the external horizon.
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)

  
 Reference for Mike Melvill - Search.com
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 to reach space, on the morning of June 21, 2004.
www.search.com /reference/Mike_Melvill   (734 words)

  
 Ansari X-Prize Flights - Scaled Composites
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.
Times are listed for the free flights of Space Ship One from separation from the White Knight to landing.
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 Informat.io on Scaled Composites Spaceshipone
The design features a unique "shuttlecock" reentry system whose half-delta wing folds upward at the center of its twin tail booms; this increases drag while remaining stable.
SpaceShipOne has a 5-metre wingspan and a 3-person cabin.
SpaceShipOne's spaceflights have been watched by large crowds at Mojave Spaceport.
www.informat.io /?title=scaled-composites-spaceshipone   (897 words)

  
 Space Ship One Encyclopedia Article @ GetitFreeHere.com (Get It Free Here)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Development costs were estimated to be $25-million, funded largely by Paul Allen.
SpaceShipOne became a popular model rocket in 2004.
Estes Industries currently offers several flying model rockets of SpaceShipOne.
www.getitfreehere.com /encyclopedia/SpaceShipOne   (1097 words)

  
 Popular Science Blog
The Superjet 100 is expected to begin flight tests before the year is up before entering into what Russia hopes will be stiff competition with the regional jet leaders—Brazil's Embraer and Canada's Bombardier.
His Gossamer Condor won the Kremer prize in 1977 for a human-powered flight; its successor, the Gossamer Albatross, was the first human-powered airplane to cross the English Channel.
Experiments of the basil-in-space variety don't always seem to be worth all the money and effort put into NASA's shuttle flights, but photos like the one at left, taken by spacewalking astronauts this Saturday, get to one of the core reasons we're up there in the first place: Perspective.
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 SpaceShipOne Flight 17P
Of note: Suborbital altitude record for a manned spaceplane Sixth powered flight of Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne and winner of the $10 million X-Prize by becoming the second flight over 100 km within a week.
Objectives of the flight were to win the Ansari X-Prize and break the rocketplane altitude record set by the X-15 in 1963.
No anomalies were noted on the flight and SpaceShipOne returned with no maintenance squawks.
www.astronautix.com /flights/spaht17p.htm   (374 words)

  
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William Brian Binnie (born 1953) is one of the test pilots for SpaceShipOne, the experimental spaceplane developed by Scaled Composites.
On 17 December 2003, the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers\' first powered flight, Binnie piloted the first powered test flight of SpaceShipOne, flight 11P, which reached a top speed of Mach 1.2 and a height of 20.7 kilometers.
On October 4, 2004 he piloted SpaceShipOne\'s second Ansari X Prize flight, flight 17P, winning the X Prize and becoming the 434th person, and the first native of Scotland, to go into space.
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 7-Up
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...
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.
www.experiencefestival.com /7-up   (2499 words)

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