WhiteKnightTwo

WhiteKnightTwo

Utilizing an open-architecture design and powered by four Pratt & Whitney turbofans, WhiteKnightTwo provides the high-altitude launch platform for SpaceShipTwo to achieve sub-orbital flight.

Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer

Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer

This record-breaking, single-place, aviation marvel features two external booms flanking a center pod where the pilot sits, on top of which is the aircraft's powerhouse, a Williams turbofan jet engine.

SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne, the first private manned spacecraft, is a three-place, high-altitude research rocket, designed for sub-orbital flights at an altitude of 100 km and powered by a unique hybrid rocket motor.

White Knight

White Knight

Initially developed to provide a launch platform at 50,000 ft for SpaceShipOne, White Knight is a three-place, high-altitude, flexible and capable research aircraft.

Video Gallery

Flight 15P (First Spaceflight, June 21 2004)

Footage from America by Air productions. Man-on-the-streets interviews with the public, SpaceShipOne and White Knight taxi, takeoff, glider landing. 16X9 from HDTV with audio, approx. 6 mins 40 seconds.

Flight 15P (First Spaceflight, June 21 2004) - B Roll

B-Roll footage courtesy of Vulcan Productions / Discovery Channel showing the rocket ignition and ascent from a chase plane, cockpit footage of Mike Melvill and the M&Ms, and external camera footage from SS1. (no audio)

X-Prize Flight #1 (September 29 2004)

B-Roll footage courtesy of Vulcan Productions / Discovery Channel showing the rocket ignition and ascent from a chase plane, footage from Edwards AFB tracking camera, cockpit footage of Mike Melvill, and external camera footage from SS1. (no audio)

X-Prize Flight #2 (October 04 2004)

B-Roll footage courtesy of Vulcan Productions / Discovery Channel showing the rocket ignition and ascent from a chase plane, cockpit footage of Brian Binnie, and external camera footage from SS1, landing from ground and air cameras. (no audio)

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