SpaceShipOne & White Knight - 1/48 Scale Mahogany Model Ansari X PRIZE Version - Highly Detailed Model - Silent Thunder Series Click on an image for a larger view
Aviation and Aerospace Pioneer Burt Rutan Scaled Composites Spaceship One and launch plane White Knight on the tarmac at Mojave Spaceport/Airport. Above are pictures of the SpaceShipOne pilots Brian Binnie (left) and Mike Melvill (right) signing a Silent Thunder Series SpaceShipOne & White Knight model for a lucky customer.
This model is hand painted with no decals and configured complete with launch plane White Knight carrying SpaceShipOne, including the SpaceShipOne logo in color etched brass on the display base.
Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne & White Knight Hand Painted Mahogany Model 1/48 scale 11" inch length 20" inch wingspan Price: $349.00
18 April 2006 Just a quick note to pass along to you and the Silent Thunder team how delighted I am with my SpaceShipOne model that I received today.
In addition to your outstanding attention to detail, I find the larger sized SS1, in the delicate approach to landing configuration, to be particularly compelling. Thank you for capturing in such a splendid manner the little space ship that could!
Best wishes, Brian Binnie SS1 Pilot | Ansari X Prize Scaled Composites
SpaceShipOne Wins $10 Million Ansari X PRIZE - October 4th, 2004 MOJAVE, Calif. (Reuters) SpaceShipOne and White Knight, the world's first privately funded manned spacecraft, on Monday reached space for the second time in less than a week to win a $10 million prize designed to spur commercial space travel. The stubby, three-seat rocket plane hurtled to a height of 368,000 feet traveling at more than three times the speed of sound to reach space on the last of two flights required to win the Ansari X Prize. "We are proud to announce that SpaceShipOne has made two flights to 100 kilometers (62 miles) and has won the Ansari X Prize," Peter Diamandis, founder of the X Prize announced to reporters at Mojave airport.
The SpaceShipTwo & WhiteKnightTwo - 1/84 scale version is now also available.