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Masten Space Systems Announces XPrize Cup Sponsorship

Published by Robin on Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:23 pm
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Santa Clara, California – 8/23/05 Masten Space Systems announced today that it has become an Official Partner of the 2005 Countdown to the XPRIZE CUP, which will be held in Las Cruces, New Mexico from October 6th through the 9th.

“We share the XPRIZE CUP’s vision of making space a place that people can expect to get to in their lifetime,” said David Masten, CEO of Masten Space Systems. “We are helping realize that vision by building extremely affordable suborbital launch services. We’re putting the cost of microgravity research into the ‘bake sale’ range.”

The XPRIZE CUP is an event in the spirit of the ANSARI X PRIZE and large, action-packed spectator events like Grand Prix Racing and The America’s Cup. During the week of the XPRIZE CUP the entire family can watch and learn about a new way of looking at space: a way that assumes that they will be able to travel in space in their lifetime. The XPRIZE CUP will be held October 6th – 9th in Las Cruces, New Mexico and will include events such as launch and test-flight activities, aircraft fly-ins, and tributes to the history of the aerospace industry.

While at the XPRIZE CUP event, Masten Space Systems will display its new engines, discuss test results, and provide flight profile details. Potentially interested customers are encouraged to stop by the MSS tent and discuss mission profiles early.

*About Masten Space Systems, Inc*
Masten Space Systems is a Santa Clara, CA based aerospace company developing the XA (eXtreme Altitude) line of Vertical Takeoff/Vertical Landing (VTVL) suborbital and orbital launch vehicles. The company will begin flying customer missions in the spring of 2007 that will deliver a 100 kilogram payload to at least 100 kilometers for approximately USD $25,000. For more information on the company see http://masten-space.com/.

*About the X PRIZE CUP*
The X PRIZE CUP is an official partnership between the state of New Mexico and the X PRIZE Foundation, an educational non-profit organization. The events begin this October with the Countdown to the XPRIZE CUP at Las Cruces International Airport and Alamogordo Space History Museum in Southern New Mexico. Full details can be found at http://www.xpcup.com.

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