SpaceShipOne Rockets Into History

SpaceShipOne made it to an altitude of 100.12 kilometers on Monday. There was a problem during flight when a trim actuator failed. The quick thinking of pilot Mike Melvill saved the day when he switched to a backup system and continued on. The plan was to reach an altitude of 110 kilometers so the system failure cost some altitude.

Spaceflight Now has all the details.

 

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