Saturday, February 14, 2009

SpaceShipOne - An Illustrated History by Dan Linehan

We had the opportunity to meet Dan Linehan today at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson. He was there to give a presentation on his work on the book.
It was very interesting and we learned some more details that we had not heard before. If you are ion Tucson yourself, you can still pick up a signed copy of his book from the Barnes & Noble bookstore on East Broadway. It is an excellent history with great photos of the project and vehicles.
Below are some pictures from our visit to the museum.

Dan was happy to answer people's questions and was very gracious to sign people's copies of the book.

February 14th, 2009 - Duane, Naomi and Alan with Dan Linehan, Author of SpaceShipOne.

Dan did a nice presentation and we highly recommend the book.

An SR-71 Blackbird. This is an impressive bird to see.

A "Supper Guppy" that was used to transport Saturn V boosters.

The Air Force One used by Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

The mueums diorama of a V-1 launch site.

Our own Estes SpaceShipOne model that we built and has made two successful flights. This one uses parachute recovery, but we would someday like to make one that uses glider recovery. This kit comes with some interesting jigs that help glue the "wings" in there proper position on the body tube.

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