First Manned Commercial Flight
Scaled Composites, Mojave Spaceport

At dawn the first aircraft start to stir

Scaled Composite's White Knight and Spaceship One taxi down the runway and prepare for takeoff

Starship One, the camera plane, gets ready for takeoff

The chase jet for Spaceship One prepares taxis down the runway

The White Knight and Spaceship One circle ever higher to achieve the altitude where Spaceship One will fir its rocket engine

Spaceship One fires its rocket and hurtles towards the edge of space

The White Knight does a flyby as it returns to earth

Starship One and the other chase planes fly overhead before landing

Mike Melvill, the first comercial FAA recognized astronaut stands atop his rocketship, waving to the crowd

We get one last picture before we return home

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