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SpaceShot Teams With Orbital Commerce Project

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:31 pm
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SpaceShot Teams With Orbital Commerce Project; Will Offer Free Rocket Simulation and Discounted SpaceShot Entries.

Thanks to the teaming of the Orbital Commerce Project (OCP) with SpaceShot. Inc. the general public will have an opportunity to pilot a high-fidelity suborbital rocket simulator and get a free shot at a real ride into space. This offer will first be available at the annual Experimental Aircraft Association Air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 25-31, among a dozen events through 2006.

OCP’s 27-foot air-conditioned trailer contains two high fidelity fixed-base simulators based on rocket powered aircraft pilot training systems. They are full cockpit mock-ups that give a wide-view, realistic experience. Anyone can fly them with the help of a ’simulation control officer’, while experienced pilots can try their hand at going ’solo’. Visit www.orbitalcommerceproject.com for details.

Participants in the OCP trailer experience will receive two SpaceShot entries for the price of one. These entries are for a tournament to win a real rocket trip. See www.space-shot.com/orbitalcp for offer details.

The first tourist trips to space will cost about $200,000 or more per person. This is a steep barrier to all but the most wealthy. Sam Dinkin, Founder and CEO of SpaceShot, Inc., has devised a simple and inexpensive skill game allowing the rest of us to have our own ’shot’ at that adventure. The entrant makes informed weather predictions for Central Park, NY. If they can outdo a single player just like themselves in the game enough times in a row they can win a suborbital ride to space (see www.space-shot.com).

Orbital Commerce Project is aiming to be the premier suborbital flight crew training provider, supporting companies venturing into space tourism and the commercial space industry as a whole.

SpaceShot, Inc. is a Texas corporation opening space for people of all means. www.space-shot.com/orbitalcp hosts tournament style games of skill with space travel prizes.

This news release may include “forward-looking” statements that involve risk and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially due to a variety of factors.

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