1 Person on Mission SpaceShipOne flight 16P

Mike Melvill
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Winston Melvill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 13 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

June 21, 2004 - 62 year old test pilot of the first private flight to space on June 21, 2004 - over 100 Km (62.2 mi) - in the SpaceShipOne, built by Burt Rutan. Flight qualifies him as an astronaut, the first "commercial" astronaut. Became a US citizen in 1972.

Space Missions:

SpaceShipOne flight 15P (2004)
A suborbital air-launched spaceplane that completed the first manned private spaceflight. Built by Scaled Composites.
SpaceShipOne flight 16P
A suborbital air-launched spaceplane.
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