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Branson and Rutan Form ‘The Spaceship Company’Today, Sir Richard Branson (Founder, Virgin Group of Companies) and Burt Rutan (President, Scaled Composites) announced their signing of an agreement to form a new aerospace production company. ... More
SpaceShipOne Flies Again Within 14 Days - Wins $10M X PRIZEOn October 4, 2004, SpaceShipOne rocketed into history, becoming the first private manned spacecraft to exceed an altitude of 328,000 feet twice within the span of a 14 day period, thus claiming the ten million dollar Ansari X-Prize. ... More
SpaceShipOne Surpasses 100 Km on First X PRIZE FlightSeptember 29, 2004: At 8:13 this morning PDT, SpaceShipOne (SS1) coasted above the 100 km altitude point and successfully completed the first of two X-Prize flights. ... More
SpaceShipOne Makes History: First Private Manned Mission to SpaceThe world witnessed the dawn of a new space age today, as investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen and Scaled Composites launched the first private manned vehicle beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. ... More
SpaceShipOne Breaks the Sound BarrierToday, a significant milestone was achieved by Scaled Composites: The first manned supersonic flight by an aircraft developed by a small company's private, non-government effort. ... More
Unveiling of the Tier One programOur message at the April 18th 2003 unveiling of the Tier One program. ... More