June 21st, 2004

classic beard

woosh!

Michael Melvill is now the first private space pilot, having taken off from Mojave Spaceport in Scaled Composite's Space Ship One (hanging under White Knight, piloted by Brian Binnie) and launched to "the edge of space", 100km, and landing back at Mojave. The flight included both a maximum of 5gs and about 3 minutes of weightlessness.

I wonder how he writes that up in his log book :-)
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