Aircraft Photo of N328KF | Scaled Composites 316 SpaceShipOne | Scaled Composites | #275504
Registration / Serial:N328KF
Aircraft Original Type:Scaled Composites 316 SpaceShipOne
Aircraft Generic Type:Scaled Composites 316 SpaceShipOne
Aircraft Version:Scaled Composites 316 SpaceShipOne
C/n (msn):001
Operator Painted:Scaled Composites
City / Area:Washington / Smithsonian Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:District of Columbia, United States
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian)
Photo Date:10 September 2010
Photo by:Derek Gaynor
Photo ID: 275504
Photo Comment

SpaceShipOne is an experimental air-launched rocket-powered aircraft with sub-orbital spaceflight capability at speeds of up to 900 m/s (3,000 ft/s), using a hybrid rocket motor. The design features a unique "feathering" atmospheric reentry system where the rear half of the wing and the twin tail booms folds 70 degrees upward along a hinge running the length of the wing; increasing drag while remaining stable.

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