- Parabolic Arc
- September 26, 2023
Brian Binnie to Release Inside Account of SpaceShipOne Program
Test pilot Brian Binnie’s long-planned insider account of the SpaceShipOne program seems to be finally coming together.
The book, titled “The Magic and Menace of SpaceShipOne,” recounts how Burt Rutan and a small team at Scaled Composites won the $10 million Ansari X Prize in 2004.
SpaceShipOne won the prize for being the first privately-built crewed spaceship to fly to space twice within two weeks.
Binnie was the pilot for the second of two prize-winning flights on Oct. 4, 2004. Mike Melvill flew the first prize flight five days earlier.
For more information about the book, visit https://brianbinnie.net/.