The Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) presented the
Iven C. Kincheloe Award to SpaceShipOne pilots Mike Melvill (shown
below, between Burt Rutan and X Prize Prez Peter Diamandis), Brian
Binnie, and Peter Siebold of SCALED Composites at its gala awards
banquet this past week. The award, named after test pilot Iven
Kincheloe, recognizes the most outstanding achievement in flight
test in the previous year.
Mojave (CA), Near Midnight, September 28th -- The moon
glows in the sky, full and clean, over the hangar from which the
SpaceShipOne/White Knight combination will issue. We all commented
on the moon last night and it was still with us in the morning: in
the sky, and on our minds.