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starship-design: FW: SSRT: Roton ATV Rollout Webcast (fwd)

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Subject: SSRT: Roton ATV Rollout Webcast (fwd)

From: mheney@ad-astra.net (Michael K. Heney)
Newsgroups: sci.space.news
Subject: Roton ATV Rollout Webcast
Followup-To: sci.space.policy
Date: 26 Feb 1999 22:30:13 GMT
Organization: Mach 25 Technologies, Inc.
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Just a reminder - the Space Frontier Foundation will be providing
webcast coverage of the Roton ATV rollout on Monday, March 1, 1999,
from 11:00am - 1:00pm PST (2:00pm - 4:00pm EST), with replays
available throughout the month of March.

The URL for the webcast is "http://rollout.org", and of course the
Space Frontier Foundation's home is "http://www.space-frontier.org".

We're also offering a membership package with a Roton ATV Rollout
baseball cap and copy of the rollout Press kit - stop by the site
and check it out!!

Michael K. Heney
Chairman of the Board
Space Frontier Foundation.

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News Release
Contact: Rick Tumlinson  800-787-7223

        Historic Roton SpaceShip Rollout to be WebCast Live

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, CA, {February 25, 1999} -- The
historic rollout of the prototype for America's first privately financed
spaceship will be carried live on the WorldWide Web. The Space Frontier
Foundation, an international space policy and media organization announced
plans to broadcast the March 1 ceremonies as they happen at the Mojave
Spaceport, north of Lancaster, California, near Edwards Air Force base.
Said Foundation President Rick N. Tumlinson, "The rollout of the Roton
represents the beginning of a new era in space, and if it is successful
will lead to access to space not just for astronauts, but for ticket
purchasing passengers - and within a couple of years, not decades."

The rollout event, available for viewing at http://ROLLOUT.ORG, will
feature noted author Tom Clancy, Space Frontier Foundation President Rick
Tumlinson, Rotary Rocket Company President Gary C. Hudson, and NASA and
FAA officials.

The Rotary Rocket Company, the Redwood Shores, California company building
the Roton, plans for its pilots to fly the initial prototype within the
atmosphere as a first step towards a later vehicle intended to reach
orbit. Possible cargo for this orbital vehicle will range from
telecommunications satellites to passengers.

The Space Frontier Foundation is a national space policy organization
dedicated to opening space to human settlement as soon as possible. The
Foundation, which coined the term "Cheap Access to Space," has led a
campaign to bring the cost of space transportation down for almost a

The March 1 webcast will be recorded for playback after the Mojave event


The Space Frontier Foundation is an organization of people dedicated
to opening the Space Frontier to human settlement as  rapidly as
possible.  Our goals include protecting the Earth's fragile biosphere
and creating a freer and more prosperous life for each generation by
using the unlimited energy and material resources of  space.  Our
purpose is to unleash the power of free enterprise and lead a united
humanity permanently into the Solar System.

        For information on the Foundation call 1-800-78-SPACE
       or visit our WEB Site at: http://www.space-frontier.org
        Our E-Mail Address is information@space-frontier.org
    The Space Frontier Foundation, 16 First Avenue, Nyack NY 10960