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