Space Ship One, the spaceplane that completed the first privately funded human spaceflight, on diplay at The Smithsonian. SpaceShipOne is a spaceplane that completed the first privately funded human spaceflight on June 21, 2004. It was developed by Scaled Composites. SpaceShipOne was an experimental air-launched suborbital spaceplane that used a hybrid rocket motor. Also in the photograph is the Bell X-1, a joint NACA-U.S. Army Air Forces/US Air Force supersonic research project and the first aircraft to exceed the speed of sound in controlled, level flight. July, 2006, Washington, D.C.
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