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- Subject: starship-design: Xprize
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- Date: Sat, 15 Mar 1997 13:02:32 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: X-Prize competitors announced
From: "Clark S. Lindsey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 1997 15:09:49 +0100
In case you missed it, the X-Prize Foundation announced Friday that
10 competitors have been officially registered so far. Here is the
list from their press release:
#1 Mr. Burt Rutan, President, Scaled Composites. Rutan is best
the Voyager aircraft which flew non-stop around the world without
#2 Mr. Gary C. Hudson, President/Mr. Bevin McKinney, CEO, HMX, Inc.
Hudson and McKinney have been designing and building launch vehicles for
#3 Dr. Robert Zubrin, Co-Founder, Pioneer Rocketplane. Zubrin is the
inventor of several innovative space propulsion concepts.
#4 Dr. Rick Fleeter, Founder, PacAstro. Fleeter is a leading
microsatellites and has recently entered the launch business.
#5 Mr. James Akkerman, Founder, Advent Launch Services. Akkerman
worked for NASA since the Apollo Program.
#6 Mr. John Bloomer, Founder, Discraft Corporation. Bloomer is an
aerospace engineer who holds more than 60 patents.
#7 Mr. Mickey L. Bagero is currently on active duty in the US Air
He plans to begin the construction phase of his entry at the conclusion
#8 Mr. William Good, President, Earth Space Transport System
ESTS provides computer consulting and programming to major aerospace
#9 Mr. Paul F. Tryon has worked for McDonnell Douglas and Bell
and has over 34 years of experience in aeronautical engineering.
#10 Mr. John Ashford, Founder, Bristol Spaceplanes Limited. Mr.
has written extensive technical papers on the subject of space tourism.
Where is David Burkhead's SpaceCub?
For more info see the X-PRIZE Web site at www.xprize.org
Clark S. Lindsey, email@example.com
Physics Dept. - Frescati http://msia02.msi.se/~lindsey/lindsey.html,
Royal Institute of Technology(KTH),
Frescativ.24,10405 Stockholm, Sweden tel:46-8-16-10-74,