US Trip June2004

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The front of the XCOR hangar
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A very rare document -- a Commercial Space Transport LIcense. The other one is a few hundred meters away at Scaled Composites.
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Some folk from BIX/NLZero (from left) ???, Joe Pistritto, Bruce Hoult (back), Pete Manly, Aleta Jackson (XCOR), Bill Clardy.
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Me reclined comfortably in the EZ-Rocket cockpit. Just like a glider :-)
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Menus at the "Voyager" restaurant at the airport.
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Voyager restaurant menu closeup.
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"Mouser", the XCOR hangar cat.
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Phantoms being converted for use as target drones at BEA Systems next door to XCOR.
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XCOR go through a *lot* of helium! Mike working on the fuel pump prototype.
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The piston pump test rig.
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Piston pump test stand.
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Me in an ASK-21 at California City. 9750 ft and 500 feet per minute up.
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9900 ft. Getting close to Oxygen-required territory and still in a good thermal.
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Mojave Spaceport in the middle distance. Edwards dry lake on the left horizon.
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Mojave Spaceport and town. Dry lake at the top.
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In case you're lost, Runway 04/22 tells you!
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SpaceShipOne used the dark coloured runway. It doesn't look it, but it's two miles long!
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Almost directly over the Scaled Composites main hangar (with large jet in front). XCOR hangar stands alone, with three Phantoms (dark) in front and to the left.