SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne

Rocket-powered spacecraft with twin swept wing-tail booms, designed for suborbital flight; hybrid propulsion system (solid rubber fuel and liquid nitrous oxide); pivoting wings "feather" for stable reentry; white body with blue stars on nose and underside; round windows across nose; three-seater cabin.

Created By:

Eric Long

Date Created:

08/20/2015

Source:

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, NASM Original Photography, NASM Acc. 2012-0026.

Keywords:

Astronauts; Aviators; Commercial; Competition Flight; Entrepreneurs; Human Spaceflight; Inventors; Missions; People; Records & Firsts; Space; Space Tourism; Spacecraft; Women

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