(click on each smaller image to see a larger one.)
Pre-dawn taxi of Space Ship One carried under White Knight One
Dawn takeoff of Space Ship One carried under White Knight One
White Knight One returns to the Mojave Spaceport after air-launching Space Ship One
Space Ship One returns to Earth from outer space
Chase aircraft left to right: Extra, Starship, AlphaJet
Pilot Mike Melvill, the first private astronaut on a private spacecraft.
These were provided on 35mm color slides and scanned at Costco at 3139 x 2024 pixels. I cropped and level-adjusted them using Photoshop. These are not archival quality. I hope to have them scanned at a higher quality some day.
The flight took place at dawn, so some of the pictures were taken in low light, in dawn colors, etc.
See also My notes on the launch.