Tuesday, December 12, 2006

New Directions for Next Year’s X Prize Cup

Things are looking up for the 2007 Wirefly X Prize Cup. The 2006 event was such a success that officials are prepared to expand the event’s offerings and locations. With a goal of flying more vehicles faster and farther, the world’s premier personal spaceflight expo could expand to White Sands and Alamogordo. Read more: http://"http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?ContentBlockID=d1fea7a3-8cae-488a-adbc-45f408480335"

Reinventing Flight

The home of the Wright Brothers may take an existing airport to the next level, equipping it for reusable launch vehicles and joining the New Space Race. A few days ago, Ohio announced it was considering early plans for a spaceport. PlanetSpace—an organization that includes the minds behind X Prize contenders Canadian Arrow--would be the anchor tenants in this venture Read more: http://"http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15993507/"

Christmas in the Air

Virgin Galactic makes headlines again. This time, it’s the legendary Neiman Marcus holiday catalog, where $1.7 million buys a trip to space and a splashdown (figuratively speaking) at Richard Branson’s Necker Island. Read more: