10 March 1998
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Fly Me Toward the Moon
Georgia pilot determined to rocket into aviation history
by Sam Coniglio
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article about the pilot for Advent Launch Services. Vaughn Cordle holds 44 world aviation records, all from passenger planes. He wants to be the first civilian pilot to fly into space. Advent's launch vehicle will be named the Mayflower II.

The article also discusses the Civilian Astronaut Corps. The Corps calls its paying passengers "members" because the FAA forbids selling passenger tickets on experimental aircraft. The X Prize was mentioned too, with its $10 million prize and dozens of competitors like Burt Rutan.

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Source: Atlanta Journal

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Sam Coniglio 10 March 1998
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