Scaled Composites has performed the first manned glide test of SpaceShipOne, its X-Prize contender. The craft was dropped from its mother ship at 47,000ft (14,300m) at 105kt (195km/h) on 7 August, and reached 150kt before landing at Mojave, California. The company aims to conduct two manned sub-orbital spaceflights within a fortnight.

Source: Flight International