Monday, June 21, 2004

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.

 

Posted by Stevereno on 06/21 at 08:25 PM
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