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RocketCam™ Captures X Prize Win

2004 Oct 04

For the second time in less than a week, thousands of obervers at the Mojave Spaceport and millions watching via webcast and TV today were able to follow the SpaceShipOne suborbital vehicle's trip to space and back via Ecliptic's RocketCam™ onboard video system as pilot Brian Binnie successfully completed the second of two required flights in the X Prize competition. X Prize judging officials formally announced that the $10-million prize had been won later the same day.

At the VIP viewing area at the Mojave Spaceport, a live RocketCam feed from SpaceShipOne's right rear tail boom was displayed on a large sports arena-style video billboard for about 2/3 of the entire 80-minute flight, delighting viewers with onboard views of White Knight/SpaceShipOne taxi and takoff, climbout to about 47,000 feet altitude, SpaceShipOne drop and motor firing, and its exciting and dramatic ascent to a record-breaking 367,500 feet, atmospheric re-entry, descent and landing.

See RocketCam highlights from this flight at our RocketCam Gallery page.

See a sampling of the numerous on-line news reports at Ecliptic and its Projects in the Media page.

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