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12 May 2004
News - General (Good)
Name Change; License Granted; and a New Cost Paradigm
A news roundup
by Carol Pinchefsky
The X-Prize has been renamed the Ansari X-Prize after two Iranians, Anousheh and Amir Ansari, contributed an unspecified—but probably spectacular—sum to the X-Prize Foundation.
http://www.xprize.org/who/hall.html

XCOR Aerospace has received a license from the FAA to test its reusable launch vehicle. XCOR’s license does not cover passengers, although XCOR eventually plans to transport commercial payloads.
http://www.xcor.com/launch-license-grant.html

Bigelow Aerospace is creating “a new cost paradigm for space station construction.” How? With the Genesis Pathfinder, of course.
http://www.bigelowaerospace.com
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Carol Pinchefsky 12 May 2004
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