Results: Launch conditions were 46,800 feet and 115 knots and produced a clean separation. First stall entry maneuver resulted in an un-commanded nose rise before reaching the wing stall angle of attack. Lateral/directional controls were used in conjunction with forward stick to effect recovery. This aft-cg stall characteristic was worse than predicted and will likely require aero modifications to fix. The feather entry was not explored and the rest of the glide flight used to assess the handling qualities of the vehicle leading to an uneventful landing. The White Knight's heating system was able to keep the Spaceship's nitrous oxidizer conditioned during climb, such that the maximum N2O pressure variation was less than 6 psi.
Flight Time: 1.5 hours / 12 mins 15 secs White Knight Pilot: Siebold White Knight Copilot: Stinemetz White Knight Flt Engineer: Johnson SpaceShipOne Pilot: Melvill High Chase-Starship Pilot: Karkow Low Chase-Duchess Pilot: Binnie