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Posted by: Agus33160 - Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:12 pm
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Post Entering   Posted on: Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:12 pm
I'm interested in entering the race myself. I have a model of the spaceship and exact measurements with statistics to support my research. Yet, i don't know who I should talk to get my model to become real. Who do you think would help me? How do you officially enter the race? -thanks, :roll: tina.


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Post    Posted on: Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:20 pm
I've added you in my msn messenger list..
See ya soon

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Post Re: Entering   Posted on: Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:28 pm
Agus33160 wrote:
I'm interested in entering the race myself. I have a model of the spaceship and exact measurements with statistics to support my research. Yet, i don't know who I should talk to get my model to become real. Who do you think would help me? How do you officially enter the race? -thanks, :roll: tina.


To be perfectly honest with you, it's not worth it. Scaled Composites is making their first suborbital launch in just over two weeks, and they'll likely make their 60-day announcement less than a week after that. So you'd have to find a set of investors, a team of CFD-trained design engineers, a private contractor, and a test pilot by about the 15th, make your announcement then, and hope you have a vehicle before Scaled takes the prize.

However, all you have to do to enter the race itself is go here.

Good luck!

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Post    Posted on: Sat Jun 05, 2004 11:23 pm
if i were Agus33160 and could spare the cash for entry i would go for it even knowing that the x-prize is in all likelihood way out of reach - just to get in on record for potential investors while really aiming for the x-cup

it's not spin if you're dedicated :mrgreen: and it's not a waiting game

+ edit: as it costs money it also has the potential to show you're serious unless "everybody" views your plan as unrealistic (i.e. your plan should be better than the 3 least believable you can find among the teams - i'll leave it to you figuring out which those are)


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Post    Posted on: Sat Jun 05, 2004 11:44 pm
I added him in msn messenger.. but he never came online.. and now with ss1 announcement I think he can't win the xprize.

But of course, for the x-prize cup, it isn't that bad to still join and try.. still a lot to win.. and in the end.. it's the commercial industry that's the winners luck to have :)

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Post    Posted on: Sat Jun 05, 2004 11:57 pm
n54 wrote:
as it costs money it also has the potential to show you're serious unless "everybody" views your plan as unrealistic (i.e. your plan should be better than the 3 least believable you can find among the teams - i'll leave it to you figuring out which those are)


Damned pity that BRN isn't here anymore for us to pick on.... :roll:

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Post    Posted on: Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:18 am
haha, i think i can live without a scapegoat for a little while.

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Post    Posted on: Sun Jun 06, 2004 7:56 pm
yea, we did rag on them pretty hard...

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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:20 am
Diadem wrote:
yea, we did rag on them pretty hard...


Ahh, yes... The good old days... :lol:

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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 07, 2004 4:31 am
n54 wrote:
+ edit: as it costs money it also has the potential to show you're serious unless "everybody" views your plan as unrealistic (i.e. your plan should be better than the 3 least believable you can find among the teams - i'll leave it to you figuring out which those are)


Another good idea if you want to join is to be at least more believable than Blue Ridge Nebula. That is, unless you want to be laughed out of the X-Prize like they were. My guess for the three least believable teams would be Flight Exploration, Discraft, and Acceleration Engineering, in that order. But that's just me, best of luck if you actually go all the way. :wink:

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