The Mojave Air and Spaceport is the first facility in the US to be approved for horizontal spaceflight launches. It is also known as a storage and graveyard facility for conventional aircraft.
1942 – Construction begins on the USMC Auxiliary Air Station at Mojave.
1975 – The first of dozens of test flights for various aircraft is carried out.
2004 – SpaceShipOne claims the X Prize after twice reaching an altitude of 100 km.
Mojave, CA, USA
2,791 ft. (851 m)
Manned and Unmanned Suborbital