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More Space Prizes

By Keith Cowing
November 11, 2004

Rules outlined for $50-million space prize, Nature

“The prize will be awarded to a craft that can take a crew of at least five people to an altitude of 400 kilometres, and complete two orbits of Earth. This feat will have to be repeated within 60 days. The craft must be able to dock with Bigelow’s space hotel (which he hopes to launch in 2008), and be capable of staying docked in orbit for six months.”

The XCOR Steam Engine Prize

“The XCOR Steam Engine Prize is being offered to anyone who delivers a “steam engine” that meets the requirements of the rules. Third place is USD $2,500.00 to the first person or organization that meets all the requirements listed in the rules.”

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