Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Burt Rutan, Michael W. Melvill, Brian Binnie
Michael W. Melvill
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.
The Space Ship One Team, 2004. ©Mike Massee.
SpaceShipOne X-Prize Flight 2, 2004 ©Mike Massee
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
Location. 38° 52.527′ N, 77° 0.153′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Tingey Street SE east of New Jersey Avenue SE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington DC 20590, United States of America.
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 from this marker); 1607 (within shouting distance 1967 (within shouting distance of this marker); April 1, 1967 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
Categories. • Air & Space •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.