SpaceShipOne was the first privately developed, piloted vehicle to reach space. This suborbital air-launched spaceplane completed the first manned private spaceflight in 2004. Launched from its White Knight mothership, the rocket-powered SpaceShipOne and its pilot ascended just beyond the atmosphere, arced through space, then glided safely back to Earth. The flight lasted 24 minutes, with 3 minutes of weightlessness.
This museum-quality handcrafted model comes complete on base, perfect for display.
Master craftsmen, working from three-dimensional drawings, handcraft each model from either the finest Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite.
Each model is shaped with remarkable precision and attention to detail. Several stages of fine sanding, between primer coats, produce a smooth finish ready for final painting. Talented artists using ultra-fine brushes and decals, paint the nose art, stripes and markings. A final coat of clear polyurethane provides lasting protection and brilliance.
- Scale:1/40 scale model