da Vinci Project Discloses Xprize Launch Location | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.26.15

Airborne 05.27.15

Airborne 05.28.15

Airborne 05.29.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.26.15

Airborne 05.27.15

Airborne 05.28.15

Airborne 05.29.15

 

Fri, May 30, 2003

da Vinci Project Discloses Xprize Launch Location

"This Is About Showing The World That There Is More To Canada Than A Great Beer Commercial"

The da Vinci Project has named the site for its upcoming XPRIZE launch attempts. At a recent press conference held at the Saskatchewan Science Center in Regina, Brian Feeney, leader of The da Vinci Project's XPRIZE team, announced that the project will launch its XPRIZE vehicle from Kindersley, 200 kilometers west of Saskatoon.

“This project is another example of mankind pushing the envelope, and at the same time, putting Canada and Saskatchewan on the manned space-exploration map,” said Feeney. “We are very proud to announce that Kindersley, Saskatchewan will be the site of this space milestone.”

The launch of da Vinci's Wild Fire, the spacecraft to be carried to an altitude of 80,000 feet by the world's largest helium balloon before its 10,000-pound-thrust liquid oxygen/kerosene engines ignite for the remainder of the trip into space, will be the first manned space flight from Saskatchewan. The recoverable balloon, power stage and capsule all have parachute landing systems, as well as inflatable cushioned landing ballutes.

The da Vinci project is one of 23 competitors for the X-Prize, a foundation providing a $10 million U.S. prize to the first group that launches a manned reusable space capsule 100 kilometres into space, twice within a two-week timeframe.

The specific details and timing of da Vinci's first manned test launch to space will be announced later in 2003.

FMI: www.davinciproject.com, www.xprize.org

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.29.15: SpaceX Joins USAF!, LDSD Test Set, BASE Jumper Petition

Also: Mars Laser, Barnstorming, NTSB Safety Alert, Air Service To Cuba, Grand Canyon Wreck, Aviation Icing, Oshkosh 2015 Stringers The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center ha>[...]

Aero-TV: Giving It A Whirl - Horizon Hobby’s RC Helicopter Offerings

The Capabilities and Complex Talents of Today's RC Rotorcraft Result In Surprisingly Simple Fun! While at eFest 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, talks with a compan>[...]

Airborne 05.28.15: LA Heli Noise, Another NIMBY Case Defeated, GoodBye VOR/NDB

Also: Gone West: Tuskegee Airman LtC Mosley, Union Warned, E-4B Returns, All-Female UAL Crew, Malaysia Woes, Luke's 56th FW Last week, the FAA released a document stating that sign>[...]

Airborne 05.29.15: SpaceX Joins USAF!, LDSD Test Set, BASE Jumper Petition

Also: Mars Laser, Barnstorming, NTSB Safety Alert, Air Service To Cuba, Grand Canyon Wreck, Aviation Icing, Oshkosh 2015 Stringers The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center ha>[...]

AD: Lycoming Engines Reciprocating Engines

AD NUMBER: 2015-10-06 PRODUCT: Certain Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A reciprocating engines.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC