004 – Commercial Space and SpaceShipOne
In this episode Markus discusses commercial suborbital space flight and SpaceShipOne with Dan Linehan, author of SpaceShipOne – An Illustrated History, a beautiful book explaing all aspects of this magnificient flying machine.
In the episode we cover history, technical background, flight testing and the (successful!) record attempt of SpaceShipOne as part of the Ansari X-Prize. We also talk about commercial suborbital space flight in general.
- Pictures on SpaceShipOne @ Google
- Space Ship One Homepage
- Burt Rutan, the brain behind SpaceShipOne
- Scaled Composites, the company who built SpaceShipOne
- The Ansari X-Prise
- Dan’s Homepage
- Dan’s Book on SpaceShipOne