Discovery Channel to Air Exclusive Footage of Aviation Pioneer Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne Capturing the $10 Million X Prize

- Black Sky: Reaching for the X Prize Premieres on Discovery Channel

on Thursday, October 7 at 9 PM (ET/PT) -

Oct 05, 2004, 01:00 ET from Discovery Channel

    SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Jump aboard SpaceShipOne on
 Thursday, October 7 at 9 PM (ET/PT) when Discovery Channel's exclusive cameras
 go inside the supersonic rocket plane.  Viewers will experience the momentous
 ride as SpaceShipOne reached sub-orbital space and safely returned to Earth in
 the California Mojave Desert to win the $10 million Ansari X Prize.
     Discovery Channel was the only television production team allowed to
 follow Rutan, his engineers and test pilots as they got this revolutionary,
 privately financed rocket plane off the ground. In the hour-long special,
 Discovery Channel will air the exclusive footage from SpaceShipOne's second
 launch (10/4), revealing the milestone event and the compelling sights and
 sounds of the historic flight.
     SpaceShipOne was designed by aviation pioneer Burt Rutan, financed by
 Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen and piloted by veteran test pilot Brian
     Watch Rutan from the beginning of the revolutionary project as he prepared
 and built SpaceShipOne for its successful September 29 flight in the X Prize
 competition when BLACK SKY: THE RACE FOR SPACE has an encore presentation on
 Thursday, October 7 at 8 PM (ET/PT).

SOURCE Discovery Channel