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Countdown to X Prize Cup Ends on a High Note

Published by Robin on Mon Oct 10, 2005 6:30 am
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By Leonard David, Senior Space Writer, Space.com — posted: 09 October 2005, 09:55 pm ET

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – – Despite its grand finale ending with an unexpected bang, the Personal Spaceflight Expo held here today as part of the Countdown to the X Prize Cup was a success, attracting thousands of onlookers who explored space capsules, rubbed elbows with astronauts and watched high-performance rocketry shoot through the sky.

They even watched a few mishaps in what is billed as the emergence of rocketry for the masses and public space travel.
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