SOURCE: X PRIZE Foundation

October 23, 2007 07:00 ET

This Week: X PRIZE Cup and Holloman Air & Space Expo Highlights

Air Show and Rocket Festival Takes Place This Friday - Sunday, October 26-28, Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, NM

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2007) - The X PRIZE Cup is an annual two-day air and space exposition. The public event is free and will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27th and Sunday, Oct. 28th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Media and Education Day, open to registered media and students only, will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year the Cup takes place at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, N.M. to create the first ever Air & Space Expo with "live" fire / fly demonstrations and competitions.

Friday, Oct. 26: Media Day Press Conference Schedule

**Media are encouraged to arrive on base by 10:30 a.m.**

11:00 a.m.: Welcome by Brigadier General David Goldfein, Commander of the
            49th Test Squadron

11:10 a.m.: Remarks and Q&A with the teams competing in the Northrop
            Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge

11:40 a.m.: Announcement by Teachers in Space Project

12:00 p.m.: Announcement by Rocketplane Global and Launch Magazine

12:20 p.m.: Announcement by Rocket Racing League

12:45 p.m.: Photo opps on the flightline with Rocket Racing League and
            incoming planes

Friday, Oct. 26: Education Day Highlights

(Happening continuously from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.)

--  5th grade model rocket fly-off
--  6th grade balloon rocket race
--  7th grade EGGS Prize
--  8th grade Lego Climber
--  Displays by the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Award Finalists
--  Astronaut talks

For media registration, please email with your name, organization, contact info and nationality (Air Force requirements).

Sat. & Sun., October 27 & 28: X PRIZE Cup and Holloman Air & Space Expo Highlights

--  Free and open to the public - Gates open at 8 a.m.
--  Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge (NG-LLC) flights
--  High-powered amateur rocket launches
--  German Air Force Tornado tactical demonstration
--  F-22 Raptor flyover
--  Opening Ceremonies at noon
    -  Saturday: The Honorable Marion C. Blakey, FAA Administrator,
       to be recognized
    -  Sunday: Awards given out to students competing for the Pete
       Conrad Spirit of Innovation Award, NG-LLC winners
--  Wings of Blue Skydiving Team
--  CV-22 Para-rescue demonstration
--  F-117 Nighthawk tactical demonstration
--  Red Bull MIG-17 helicopter
--  F-16 Viper demonstration


The X PRIZE Cup is the result of a partnership between the X PRIZE Foundation and the State of New Mexico to build the world's first true rocket festival. For 2007, the X PRIZE Cup and Holloman Air Force Base have teamed up to produce an action-packed Air & Space Expo. For more information, please visit or call (310) 576-3473.

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