How to Make a Spaceship

How to Make a Spaceship

On October 4, 2004, commercial astronaut Brian Binnie won the Ansari XPRIZE for flying the first commercial spaceship out of the atmosphere twice within two weeks. That third spaceflight of SpaceShipOne netted $10 million for investor Paul Allen and builder Scaled...
Ten Years Ago Today

Ten Years Ago Today

Ten years ago today, a former Navy pilot climbed into a homebuilt spaceship, was carried to a high altitude by a mothership in the skies over Mojave, California, dropped into free fall, and fired the spaceship’s hybrid rocket motor to blast out of the atmosphere. It...