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September 30, 2004

Scaled Composites Dominates Awards Given At 2004 SETP Symposium

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.

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Aero-Views: Ansari Anticipation

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

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.

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Atlas V 521 Escapes Natures Wrath, Prepares For Launch

Hurricanes Ravaged KSC, But Caused No Problems For ILS/Lockheed Martin Vehicle

International Launch Services and Lockheed Martin are preparing for the final Atlas mission of the year, having come through a series of hurricanes with launch facilities relatively unscathed.

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