1 June 2003
Media - Vehicles (Good)
Private Space Vehicles on NPR
Public radio covers public space
by Carol Pinchefsky
By Carol Pinchefsky and Alan Breakstone

Science Friday, a National Public Radio news show, covered the development of private space vehicles on Friday, May 30, 2003. Listeners can access the the archives of the program through the Science Friday website; the program is also downloadable through www.audible.com.

According to Peter Diamandis of the X-Prize foundation, four or five teams will make launch attempts within next six months. Armadillo Aerospace, according to Neil Milburn who phoned in, plans on a launch within the first quarter of 2004. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, is reputedly investing $30 million on an as-yet undisclosed passenger-carrying vehicle.

Diamandis seemed confident that the X-Prize competition should have a winner within the year.
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Carol Pinchefsky 1 June 2003
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