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Scaled Composites announces plans to expand in Mojave

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:40 pm
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vvdailypress.com: MOJAVE (AP) — The Mojave-based aerospace company that designed and built SpaceShipOne, the private manned spacecraft that won the $10 million Ansari X-Prize last year, is expanding its operations.

Scaled Composites, based at Mojave Airport, has announced plans to buy a 65,000-square-foot building there.

The company will use the additional space to build a larger ship intended to deliver tourists to space, said Kevin Mickey, a vice president at Scaled Composites.

SpaceShipOne, the first privately financed manned rocket to fly into space, carried only a pilot on its three trips last year. The ship is capable of seating three. The company is now finalizing designs on a larger vehicle that can seat up to nine people, Mickey said.

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