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SpaceShipOne

Taxi
SpaceShipOne attached to White Knight taxis on the way to the runway for take off at Mojave Airport. (Robert Laberge / Getty Images)
Pilot
Astronaut Michael Melvill waves from SpaceShipOne. (Laura Rauch / AP)
Takeoff
SpaceShipOne takes off attached to the White Knight as the Mojave Aerospace Ventures Team attempts to win the Ansari X Prize. (Laura Rauch / AP)
Gaining altitude
SpaceShipOne, attached to the bottom of the White Knight, gains altitude. (Robert Laberge / Getty Images)
Landing
SpaceShipOne comes in for a landing. (Laura Rauch / AP)
Approach
SpaceShipOne is escorted by a small plane as it approaches for landing. (Robert Laberge / Getty Images)
Landing
Astronaut Michael Melvill lands SpaceShipOne after completing a successfull flight. (Robert Laberge / Getty Images)
Victorious
Astronaut Michael Melvill stands on top of SpaceShipOne. (Robert Laberge / Getty Images)
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