SPACE FLIGHT, THE RIGHT WAY
 


 

We started right . . .

 

On August 22, 1963, the X-15

flew to the edge of space.

But because of budgetary considerations, that is, politics, the space program had to be piggybacked onto military programs. Thus, the superior approach of reaching space in a winged aircraft was supplanted by the ballistic method of putting a space capsule atop a guided missile. The X-15 and the winged spacecraft program were dismantled.

The result is a space program in which space vehicles never really fly but are, in effect, projectiles. The risks of placing humans atop huge bombs, the lack of control and maneuverability during flight, and the inherent inefficiency of ballistics for reaching escape altitude and velocity have rendered NASA's space program obsolete from its inception.

 

 

Finally, we are back on the right track.

 

TIER ONE


White Knight Mother Ship Carries SpaceShipOne

 

SpaceShipOne

   

On 3 October 2004, SPACESHIPONE flew to the edge of space.

 

 

All photos by

SCALED COMPOSITES - TIER ONE