SpaceShipOne Launch in Mojave:
Gallery One (Pre-Launch)

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AVweb was on-site in the burning-hot Mojave Desert to watch the historic launch of SpaceShipOne. Have a look around the launch site with these photos taken during Sunday's preparations, then check out our launch day gallery.

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Scaled composites not your average workplace Very Light Jets a good (if old) idea
A flower in the desert, making history There's more than one reason NASA would have run way over budget
Dick Rutan prepares for an entirely different kind of flight Sunday at 5:30 p.m. local time -- lining up for parking
The airport cafe. "There's a reason we don't do this sort of thing every day."
Burt Rutan


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