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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

2004

Burt Rutan / Michael W. Melvill / Brian Binnie

 
 
2004 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
1. 2004 Marker
Inscription.  The SpaceShipOne rocket and glider reaches a record altitude of 368,000 feet. Its second flight in two weeks wins it the $10 million Ansari X-Prize offered to inspire private development of manned space flight.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Transportation Walk series list.
 
Location. 38° 52.527′ N, 77° 0.153′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Tingey Street Southeast east of New Jersey Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1983 (here, next to this marker); 1972-1978 (here, next to this marker); Landing Gear and Wheels (a few steps from this marker); 2003 (a few steps from this marker); 1966 (a few steps
2004 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
2. 2004 Marker
from this marker); 1607 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1962 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cable Stayed Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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