Mike Melvill

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Birthday
11, 1940
Birthplace
South Africa
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
11, 1940 (age 79)
Birthplace
South Africa

About

SpaceShipOne test pilot who became the first man to enter space on a private flight.

Before Fame

He showed aerospace engineer Burt Rutan a homemade version of his design, and Rutan hired him on the spot.

Trivia

He worked as an executive at the Scaled Composites engineering company.

Family Life

He and his wife, Sally, had two sons together.

Associated With

His space venture was financed by Paul Allen.