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June 22, 2004

EAA: Congratulations Scaled!

Message From EAA President Congratulating SpaceShipOne Team

"All EAA members are thrilled with today's success by SpaceShipOne on becoming the first civilian spacecraft to reach the boundaries of space. It is truly a monumental achievement that opens a new age in flight."

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Transportation Secretary Congratulates Scaled

Statement From Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta

The Department of Transportation extends its congratulations to Burt Rutan, Mike Melvill and the team at Scaled Composites on the safe and successful completion of their mission. 

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Aero-News Alert: THEY DID IT!

Privately-Funded Spacecraft Makes It To 100 KM Milestone

Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne, piloted by 62-year old Mike Melvill (below), achieved its goal Monday. It boosted to an altitude of 328,000 feet -- 62.5 miles -- becoming the world's first private-industry astronaut.

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SpaceShipOne Flight: NO ONE Was Closer Than ANN!

ANN Flies Aboard Space Ship One Chase Plane

Ya gotta admit it... ANN's Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell shows up in the darnedest places... and for those who were watching the Beech Starship that shepherded White Knight and Space Ship One up to it's launch point, you were also watching him aboard the Starship, shooting some of the 400 high-resolution digital images that he shot that day. It was an amazing flight... a dramatic flight...

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