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A minifig-scale model of Scaled Composites' SpaceShipOne; the first privately operated suborbital spacecraft.
About this creation
This is a minifig-scale model of Scaled Composite's "SpaceShipOne", the first successful privately financed and operated civilian spacecraft. website

The craft is carried up to 50,000 ft by a specially designed jet named "White Knight" (which will be my next project ;) At that altitude, the spacecraft is released (like the X-15) and a rocket engine ignites and boosts it to about 100 km, for a suborbital flight that gives the pilot and up to two passengers about 3 minutes of weightlessness before gliding back to earth

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   Front view of White Knight carrier jet with SpaceShipOne docked underneath

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   The landing gear retract

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   view of the revised SpaceShipOne, highlighting the new canopy/nosecone section, and more accurate wing section in the center (compare with following pic)

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   Older version of SpaceShipOne, it does show the construction techniques pretty well.

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   Another of the earlier SS1 pictures. One of the revisions closed the gaps in the back section of the ship

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   Early version of the cockpit. It has more internal detail, but lacked the streamlining of the newer

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   bits n' pieces picture to show the internal structure

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   closeup of the cockpit design. The two transparent screens are held together only by the rubber bands, and are held in place by the white and grey 'flag' parts.


 I like it 
  August 17, 2010
I built the "TransWorld SpacePlane" after SpaceShips One and Two, would you mind taking a look?
 I like it 
  January 20, 2009
Being a fan of unconventional aircrafts, I absolutely love your SpaceShipOne. Amzing, that you managed to built the fragile carrier plane, too.
 I like it 
  November 18, 2004
Awesome! Pretty amazing detail! Huge too. Cockpit isn't that accurate, but building it well out of legos would have been impossible! Glad to see you included The White Knight.
By Brian Hastings
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