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Remarks: One of two former United 747s (N196UA is the other) that will donate parts to create Stratolaunch Systems' aircraft-lauched space transportation system.
Remarks: Head on view of this ugly thing.....
Remarks: Departing Cranfield after several days operating throughout the UK as part of the European AQUA Thermodynamic Experiment.
Remarks: The one and only VisionAire Vantage designed with the assistance of Scale Composites,The aircraft was rolled out from Mojave California facility.Seen here testing in SJU.
Remarks: She flew over 328k feet in June 2004. First privately - funded aircraft as a display at Smithsonian Museum in the Capital of United States.
Remarks: Scaled's White Knight is launchplatform for SpaceShip One, the first privately funded spacecraft.
Remarks: Between all the scrap metal in Mojave, Scaled Composites makes some weird looking futuristic crafts. This is Proteus, a high altitude platform which can carry different types of payloads, mostly used for telecommunications and reconnaissance. Proteus can remain airborne for 14 hours and can be piloted or operated remotely.
Remarks: White Knight at Space Ship One (N328KF) performed a fly-by at Airventure 2005. This was the last stop for Space Ship Once before its final resting place at the Smithsonian.
Remarks: After takeoff, they did a couple of low passes before heading off to Washington where SpaceShip One (seen here under White Knight, N328KF) is now on permanent display in the National Air & Space Museum.
Remarks: White Knight with Spaceship One underwing, as they arrive to the 2005 EAA Airventure. Afterburners lit in a high performance climb.
Remarks: All the volunteers raced to the best seats when White Knight took off...one of the perks I guess.
Remarks: This is to be the first and only public showing of White Knight and SpaceShip One before it is retired to the Air & Space Museum. Doing a flyby before landing.
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