PCT Notable Inventions: SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne was the first private manned spacecraft to exceed an altitude of 328,000 feet twice within 14 days, thus claiming the ten million dollar Ansari X-Prize.  Chosen as Time Magazine's "coolest invention of 2004."

Image: SpaceShipOne
(Photo credit: Courtesy of Scaled Composites, LLC)
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Links: Official Scaled Composites web site