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Canadian Ansari X Prize Team Pushes Toward First Launch

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:38 pm
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chabot imageBy Tariq Malik; Space.com: With a successful balloon test under their belt and launch paperwork almost in the bag, some eager Canadian rocketeers are confident they will launch their privately built, human-carrying spaceship in time to compete in an international space race.

Team members with the GoldenPalace.com Space Program Powered by the da Vinci Project said their group is on track for an anticipated Oct. 2 launch, one of two required under the rules of the international Ansari X Prize spaceflight competition.

“We are making excellent progress,” said Toronto-based team leader Brian Feeney in an e-mail interview. “The schedule has always been tight but we continue to plough our way through.”
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