Paul G. Allen and Vulcan played a key role in forging the new commercial space transportation industry with the investment in SpaceShipOne. The project is considered one of the greatest breakthroughs in the space industry; winning the Ansari X-Prize in 2004. Today, SpaceShipOne is displayed in the Milestones of Flight in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, next to the Wright Flyer, the Spirit of St Louis and the Bell X-1. The success of SpaceShipOne was followed by the emergence of entrepreneurial and private space companies that are now considered serious system providers within the industry.
The back-to-back suborbital flights of SpaceShipOne not only demonstrated that spaceflight can be achieved by private entities, but that it can be done differently.
The world continues to witness SpaceShipOne’s impact on commercial spaceflight, and Vulcan Aerospace remains committed to leading the movement into NextSpace.
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Vulcan Aerospace is looking for entrepreneurial-minded engineers and experienced industry experts to join our world-class team. We are a small, agile group making history through the development of technologies and programs that will change the aerospace industry. If you are a creative, analytical problem-solver with exceptional communication skills, we want to hear from you.
Vulcan Inc. is a nimble private company based in Seattle, Washington, working to solve some of the biggest global issues. The projects and investments it pursues are inspired by the ideas of our founder Paul G. Allen and tethered to a simple principle; Using data to inform its efforts and seek out opportunities that can make a positive impact—and share what is learned.
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