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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, February 2, 2018
1. 2004 Marker
Inscription.
2004
Burt Rutan
Michael W. Melvill
Brian Binnie


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
2004 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
2. 2004 Marker
of this marker); 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.
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