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Fraser
2004-Aug-05, 05:53 PM
SUMMARY: The Canadian da Vinci Project has informed the Ansari X Prize of its plans to launch its Wild Fire rocket on October 2, 2004. This is the second team to announce a launch attempt, after Scaled Composite revealed they'll be launching SpaceShipOne on September 29. Wild Fire will be carried to altitude in Saskatchewan on board a giant balloon; it will detach and then fly up to 100 km (62.5 miles). The team announced a new sponsor, Internet casino GoldenPalace.com, which has provided cash in exchange for advertising.

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Josh
2004-Aug-06, 01:33 AM
No preliminary flight for these guys? Has there been any word on their state of readiness until now? I hope they don't just try and "win at all costs".

zrice03
2004-Aug-06, 05:11 AM
If this works, it would be wonderful news. The competition will bring down ticket costs in the future.