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Kelly Space & Technology Inc.: Reach for the sky

Published by spacecowboy on Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:44 pm
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chabot imageMichael J. Gallo wants to go into space in the worst way.
I’m going. That’s for sure,” said Gallo, the dapper, mustachioed president and CEO of Kelly Space & Technology Inc. in San Bernardino.
Gallo isn’t talking about becoming a NASA astronaut or someday riding first class on a space transport.
He and a handful of seasoned aerospace engineers want to build their own rocket ship – dubbed “Sprint” – and ride it on a sub-orbital flight into history.
Gallo’s group is competing against 26 privately funded teams from seven countries for the $10 million X Prize, manned space flight’s latest Holy Grail. A winner is expected by summer’s end.
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