"Burt (Rutan) tends to couch everything in terms of fun. After
Mike’s flight, Burt said, 'Okay, that’s enough fun.'It
wasn’t as much 'fun' as Mike’s, but we went a little
bit higher, and it was a joy."
Source: SpaceShipOne pilot Brian Binnie, after
returning from the flight that won Burt Rutan and company the
coveted X-Prize and the $10 million that went with it. While his
predecessor in the cockpit, Mike Melvill, seemed to enjoy the 29 or
so rolls the spacecraft rather mysteriously performed during the
boost phase a week ago. Binnie was just happy to climb all the way
to the top.