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The Space Settlement Institute Congratulates SpaceShot inc.

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:20 pm
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Congratulations to Space-Shot.com on their new contest awarding winners a Rocketplane trip to space. For $3.50, players compete in a skill game. The single elimination tournament requires 131,000 entries to support a winner. The game is predicting the high temperature in Central Park, New York City against one other player at a time. The grand prize is a trip to space from Oklahoma firm Rocketplane which is completing a $40+ million development of its XP spacecraft.

The $192,500 spaceflight and $100,000 cash grand prize leaves Space-Shot.com only $0.40 per play to operate their site and recover their development costs. Having the retail value of the prize be 75% of the entry fees collected if players buy entries at 6 for $18 are very generous terms that are much more generous than almost all state lottery games. We wish Texas firm Space-Shot.com will do 1% as well as the Texas State Lottery’s $3.4 billion/year. $34 million/year would be enough to send nearly 100 players to outer space and sell out available capacity for over a year.

Space adventure travel blends smoothly into space settlement as adventurers stay longer and longer with each new generation of space travel, and eventually become residents. We look forward to a day when Space-Shot.com will offer a game where players can win a homestead on the Moon or Mars. We applaud Space-Shot.com CEO, Sam Dinkin, for his advocacy efforts to help establish space property rights, and for his founding and leading of Space-Shot.com to actually get people into space immediately.

For more information on The Space Settlement Institute, contact Douglas O. Jobes at douglas.jobes at space-settlement-institute.org.

For more information on Space-Shot.com, contact Sam Dinkin at dinkin at space-shot.com or

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