Picture of the week #3 - Space Ship One
Both craft were developed and flown by Mojave Aerospace Ventures, which was a joint venture between Paul Allen and Scaled Composites, Sir Richard Branson, and Burt Rutan's aviation company.
On 17 December 2003—on the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers first powered flight of an aircraft—SpaceShipOne, piloted by Brian Binnie made its first rocket-powered flight, and became the first privately built craft to achieve supersonic flight.
Picture take at July 31st 2005 with CANON EOS 1D and 100-400mm lens
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