Thursday, October 6, 2005

 

‘Star Wars’ NASCAR? Get ready for rocket racing

`It sounds like NASA meets NASCAR: rocket-propelled aircraft racing through the sky at hundreds of miles an hour, while millions of fans watch in stadiums and on TV.

Peter Diamandis, founder of the aerospace Ansari X Prize, plans to turn what sounds like science fiction into reality in about a year.

At a ceremony Monday in New York, Diamandis unveiled the Rocket Racing League as its co-founder and chairman.’




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