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Personal invitation from Dr. Peter H. Diamandis

Published by Robin on Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:59 am
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From: xprize@xpcup.com
Date: September 8, 2005 6:02:31 PM PDT
To: X Prize Enthusiast

Come join us!

It’s my pleasure to invite you to come see a new generation of personal spaceships. Bring your friends and your family to Las Cruces, New Mexico on October 7th – 9th to see these rocket-powered ships fly and meet the entrepreneurs building them.

On October the 9th, the date of the Spaceflight EXPO we have an amazing lineup that includes:

Multiple flights of Armadillo’s vertical take-off/vertical landing vehicle.
Two flight’s of XCOR’s EZ-Rocket
Full-scale engine firing of Starchaser’s LOX/Kerosene engine
Drop tests of the DaVinci Starfire vehicle
Full-scale Replicas of SpaceShipOne, the Canadian Arrow and others
More details about these activities and events on October 7th & 8th are available on our Website (www.xpcup.com).

There have been few times in my life when I have been as excited about our future prospects for opening new frontiers and benefiting humanity as I am today. Almost a year after the winning of the $10 Million Ansari X PRIZE by Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne, the birth of our new industry is moving along briskly.

The winning of the ANSARI X PRIZE changed the paradigm that spaceflight had to be developed by large governments. It showed that the private sector, through small entrepreneurial companies with bright young talent, could achieve big results with small budgets, in relatively short periods of time. It showed that prizes and competitions are one very effective means to achieve success.

Now we must keep the competition going, and help push the envelope faster, higher, and cheaper, to build the safe spaceships that will carry you and me to space. To this end, we have partnered with the state of New Mexico to create The X PRIZE CUP, an exciting and educational event that will attract tens of thousands of people each year to New Mexico to see the spaceships of tomorrow take racing to new heights.

We welcome your involvement as we launch the premier space event of the 21st Century.

Sincerely,
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis
Chairman & Founder, X PRIZE

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