SOURCE: X PRIZE Foundation

August 14, 2007 07:00 ET

Media Registration Open for 2007 Wirefly X PRIZE Cup and Holloman Air & Space Expo

October 26-28, Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, NM

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - August 14, 2007) - The Wirefly X PRIZE Cup is an annual two-day air and space exposition. This year the Cup will be held at the Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, N.M. to create the first ever Air & Space Expo with "live" fire / fly demonstrations and competitions. 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 is from 9am - 3pm, Friday, October 26th.

        To register, please email press@xprize.org with your name,
         organization, contact info and nationality, if not a U.S.
                   citizen (Air Force requirements).

The schedule for this year's Air and Rocket show will include:

--  The Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge -- a two-level, $2 million
    competition requiring a vehicle to simulate trips between the moon's
    surface and lunar orbit.  Nine teams are currently registered.
--  The Double Vee -- the only remaining aircraft to train Tuskegee airmen
--  Wings of Blue and Red Bull skydivers
--  F-22, F-117, F-16, F-15 and F-4 flyovers
--  Aerobatic Demos
--  WW II Airplanes and Heritage Flights
--  30 acres of ground displays featuring spaceships, Air Force aircraft,
    robots and rovers
    

Education and Media Day (Fri., Oct 26th) highlights include: Educational activities and competitions for students; Astronaut talks and aircraft demo flights.

ABOUT THE WIREFLY X PRIZE CUP AND HOLLOMAN AIR AND SPACE EXPO

The Wirefly 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 Wirefly X PRIZE Cup and Holloman Air Force Base have teamed up to produce an action-packed Air & Space Expo. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.xprizecup.com or call (310) 576-3473.

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