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June 26, 2004

Planet Earth

The Earth as seen from SpaceShipOne (via The Eternal Golden Braid).

So, how was the view? A video camera on an earlier test flight that climbed 40 miles recorded this picture looking west over the southern California coast and the Earth's limb. In the foreground, the nozzle of SpaceShipOne's hybrid rocket is visible along with the edge of the wing in a "feathered" configuration for reentry.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 26, 2004 10:03 AM

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