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Space.com: X Prize Entrants Race Against Time and Each Other

Published by spacecowboy on Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:50 pm
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chabot imageSpace.com released today a new article related to the xprize:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The X Prize contest that is meant to spark suborbital passenger flight is heating up. Twenty-seven teams from seven nations are in an intense race to win a unique top spot in the record books of entrepreneurial one-upmanship.
The “straight up” rules are clear: A $10 million X Prize cash award will be turned over to the first team that privately finances, builds and launches a three-person spaceship that scoots up to 62.5 miles (100 kilometers) altitude, returns safely to Earth, repeating the feat with the same ship within two weeks. Read More

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