Posted by: Jeff Rhodes | May 19, 2011

“Feather” Flight of Spaceship Two

Another innovative aviation company working with private funds – Scaled Composites in Mojave, CA is progressing toward flying a functional passenger-carrying aircraft to sub-orbital space.  

Scaled’s pursuit of the Ansari X Prize, for flying their Spaceship One to space twice in a month kept me glued to their progress in the early 2000’s.  The innovative nature of this company – started by legendary aeronautical designer, Burt Rutan – is great to see. 

The aerospace industry is fertile ground for creative thinkers, entrepeneurs, and adventurers.  How might the Spaceship Two concept influence spacecraft design in years to come?


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  1. […] May 19, 2011 by bikeal Leave a Comment Another innovative aviation company working with private funds – Scaled Composites in Mojave, CA is progressing toward flying a functional passenger-carrying aircraft to sub-orbital space.   Scaled's pursuit of the Ansari X Prize, for flying their Spaceship One to space twice in a month kept me glued to their progress in the early 2000's.  The innovative nature … Read More […]


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