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  X PRIZE Foundation : What is an X PRIZE?
An X PRIZE is a multi-million dollar award given to the first team to achieve a specific goal, set by the X PRIZE Foundation, which has the potential to benefit humanity.
X PRIZE competitions capture the imagination of the public and speed radical breakthroughs that can ultimately change the way we see ourselves and how we live on this planet.
Stay tuned as the X PRIZE Foundation unveils new X PRIZEs to spark revolutions in the space, medicine, energy, automotive, education, environmental, and social arenas.
www.xprize.org /xprizes   (0 words)

  Space Today Online - X Prize experimental private manned space rockets
To win the $10 million Ansari X Prize, a private spacecraft had to be the first to carry the weight equivalent of three people to an altitude of 62.14 miles twice within two weeks.
X Prize was a $10 million challenge designed to spur a global space tourism industry through competition among rocket experts and entrepreneurs around the world.
The prize was awarded by the X Prize Foundation to the team that designed the first private spaceship that successfully carried the equivalent weight of three human beings to a sub-orbital altitude of 100 km (62.14 miles) on two consecutive flights within two weeks.
www.spacetoday.org /Rockets/X_Prize.html   (2270 words)

  Ansari X Prize Summary
One of the most significant prizes in the history of aviation (and the one from which the X PRIZE is modeled) was the Orteig Prize, an award for the first nonstop flight between New York and Paris, which was sponsored by Raymond Orteig, a wealthy hotel owner.
The prize was won on October 4 2004, 47th anniversary of the Sputnik 1 launch, by the Tier One project using the experimental spaceplane SpaceShipOne.
The X Prize was modelled after many prizes from the early 20th century that helped prod the development of air flight, including notably the $25,000 Orteig Prize that spurred Charles Lindbergh to make his solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
www.bookrags.com /Ansari_X_Prize   (1942 words)

 THE IRANIAN: Space entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari, Nima Kasraie
Ansari is the perfect example, even in the words of the Arab 7th century prophet Mohammed, of "Persians that aspire to reach the heavens in search of knowledge and wisdom." Indeed, Mrs.
Ansari's story is a stark reminder to us all of the impeccable talents our women and daughters in Iran have, and that if provided with the freedom and the necessary tools for growth, what celestial heights they can obtain.
Ansari's story should prove an example that in the new millenium, the value of women is measured by the height of their outstanding achievements, and not by the length of their Hijab, and size or tightness of their manteaus.
www.iranian.com /Kasraie/2004/October/Ansari/index.html   (467 words)

 Research Prizes
The Ansari X Prize is perhaps the most well known prize of recent years: $10 million was awarded to Burt Rutan's team for safely launching a reusable suborbital spacecraft twice in two weeks.
The Ansari X Prize was created to jump-start a languishing area of research and human endeavor.
With an Ansari X Prize for anti-aging research, we would have the chance to turn that all around: publicity, competing researchers, goals that the public could understand, appreciate and cheer for.
www.longevitymeme.org /topics/research_prizes.cfm   (1332 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Ansari X Prize
The prize was won on October 4 2004, the 47th anniversary of the Sputnik 1 launch, by the Tier One project designed by Burt Rutan and financed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, using the experimental spaceplane SpaceShipOne.
The X PRIZE was modeled after many prizes from the early 20th century that helped prod the development of air flight, including most notably the $25,000 Orteig Prize that spurred Charles Lindbergh to make his solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
With the Ansari X PRIZE, the X PRIZE Foundation (based in Santa Monica, CA) established a philanthropic model in which offering a prize for achieving a specific goal stimulates entrepreneurial investment that produces a 10 times or greater return on the prize purse and at least 100 times in follow-on investment and social benefit.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Ansari_X_Prize   (1134 words)

 X PRIZE Foundation: Ansari X PRIZE
The X PRIZE Foundation sought to bring about a radical breakthrough in the advancement of human spaceflight, the aim being to open up the space frontier.
The Ansari family shared our vision and agreed to join the revolution by becoming the title sponsors of the first X PRIZE, jumpstarting 26 teams from 7 different nations to pursue their passions by competing for the prize.
The Ansari X PRIZE was modeled after the Orteig Prize, won by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 for being the first to fly non-stop from New York to Paris, and mirrors the hundreds of aviation incentive prizes offered early in the 20th Century that helped create today's $300 billion commercial aviation industry.
www.xprize.org /xprizes/ansari_x_prize.html   (0 words)

 Ansari X Prize
The prize was won on Oct. 4, 2004, 47 years to the day after the launch of Sputnik 1, by the Tier One project using the experimental space planeSpaceShipOne.
The Ansari X Prize originally required that a team privately build, launch, and finance a vehicle capable of carrying three passengers to a minimum altitude of 100 kilometers (62.14 miles or 328,100 feet) – the boundary of space as defined by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale – and safely returning to Earth.
According to the rules and guidelines of the competition, no more than 10% of the vehicle's non-propellant mass could be replaced between the first and second flights as a demonstration of economic reusability.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/A/Ansari_X-prize.html   (384 words)

 SpaceShipOne, The Ansari X Price, and the Materials of the Civilian Space Race
The space race started by the X Prize is friendlier than the one begun in 1957, he said.“We’re as competitive as can be but at the same time there’s a lot of camaraderie,”Cormier said.
Although many of the participants in the X Prize consider NASA to epitomize all that is wrong with space exploration—bureaucracy, uncontrolled spending, and resistance to change— Brant Sponberg has a different vision.
Many of the low-budget Ansari X Prize contenders have visions of a better world where space travel is affordable and accessible—they hope for new sources of energy or water, access to minerals unavailable on earth, speedy medical responses worldwide, and improved telecommunications, for starters.
www.tms.org /pubs/journals/JOM/0411/Byko-0411.html   (2935 words)

 Wirefly X PRIZE Cup
Carnegie Mellon robotics professor William "Red" Whittaker became the first official participant in Google's new Lunar X Prize this week, when he and his team announced their intent to compete for the $20 million first prize (an additional $10 million will be divvied up among the rest of the field).
The Google Lunar X Prize represents a new and exciting element of the X Prize Foundation's mission to encourage space-related innovation and technology in the private sector - a mission that will be on display at this year's Wirefly X Prize Cup in New Mexico, later this fall.
The award will be presented at this year's Wirefly X Prize Cup to the high school team that develops the most creative, new space concept to benefit the emerging personal spaceflight industry.
xprize.wirefly.com /blog.html   (1539 words)

 Space Race 2: After The X Prize
We are proud to be associated with the X Prize Cup and inspired to work with participating teams from all over the globe, FTI chairman Jonathan Burst said at a news conference after SpaceShipOne nailed the Ansari X Prize.
As the X Prize galvanized space entrepreneurs to design reusable, sub-orbital passenger ships, the X Prize Cup will become a tool to clear obstacles that are inhibiting the development of private space travel.
The X Prize competition attracted contenders from all over the world, including two teams in Canada that reportedly are close to flying their vehicles.
www.spacedaily.com /news/xprize-04zk.html   (1213 words)

 AirshowNetwork.com: ANSARI X PRIZE Frequently Asked Questions
To spark the birth of the private commercial space industry, in the same way that the Orteig Prize, won by Charles Lindbergh, sparked the birth of the private aviation industry… These are the many purposes of the ANSARI X PRIZE.
X PRIZE reserves the right to change the schedule to include the date and timing of such launch at any time.
If the launch is postponed beyond 2004, X PRIZE reserves the right to issue a new vehicle pass in exchange for the 2004 event(s) vehicle pass in lieu of offering a refund.
www.airshownetwork.com /x-prize/faq.php   (1597 words)

 5th_estate: Automotive X Prize
This prize was the Ansari X Prize, and the $10 million prize was awarded to Mojave Aerospace Ventures and Scaled Composites LLC, builders of SpaceShipOne.
The X Prize Foundation's mission is "To bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity," and they plan to do so with a series of X Prizes along the lines of the Ansari X Prize for space flight.
In a nutshell, the automotive X Prize is an award of $10 million to the first team who successfully designs and builds a commercially viable, mass producable vehicle that gets better than 100 miles per gallon of gasoline and also releases no more than 200 g of carbon dioxide per mile.
community.livejournal.com /5th_estate/273130.html   (582 words)

 VESA (Vehículo Espacial Suborbital Argentino)
This was started by the X Prize Foundation which, inspired by the Orteig and other aviation prizes, offered a 10 million dollars prize to the first private team that successfully reached 100 kilometers with a reusable manned spacecraft.
In the last years the X Prize Foundation received a multimillionaire donation from the Ansari brothers so the competition was renamed the Ansari X Prize.
The Ansari X Prize was won on October 4, 2004, when Burt Rutans’s team, Mojave Aerospace Ventures (funded by Paul Allen) completed the second required flight in less than 15 days.
www.pablodeleon.com /eng/x_prize_en.html   (701 words)

 Astronomy For Kids - Ansari X Prize - KidsAstronomy.com
The ANSARI X PRIZE is a $10,000,000 prize to jumpstart the space tourism industry through competition between the most talented entrepreneurs and rocket experts in the world.
The ANSARI X PRIZE is fully funded through January 1, 2005, through private donations and backed by an insurance policy to guarantee that the $10 million is in place on the day that the prize is won.
The ANSARI X PRIZE was inspired by the early aviation prizes of the 20th Century, primarily the spectacular trans-Atlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh in The Spirit of St. Louis which captured the US $25,000 (US$) Orteig prize in 1927.
www.kidsastronomy.com /civilian_space_travel/xprize.htm   (362 words)

 Aviation Week : SpaceShipOne Wins Ansari X Prize
X Prize rules require that the craft carry 270 kg.
Adding that to his fraction of the X Prize comes within a few million of the amount he's spent.
TO NURTURE competition in space tourism, the X Prize Foundation plans an ongoing competition called the X Prize Cup, with an organizational meeting in 2005 and the first contest in 2006, said founder Peter Diamandis.
www.aviationweek.com /aw/generic/story_generic.jsp?channel=awst&id=news/10114top.xml   (1683 words)

 ANSARI X PRIZE Space Race News!
X PRIZE is pleased to announce that it has hired CarryOn Communications to coordinate the competition public relations and outreach.
The X Prize will be awarded to the first team successful in launching a three-person crew into space, safely land, and re-launch the same rocket within 14 days.
The X Prize is a competition between 27 teams across seven countries to design, build and develop a craft capable of launching three people 62.5 miles (100 kilometers) into space, returning them safely, then repeating the feat with the same vehicle within two weeks.
x-prize.blogspot.com /2004_04_01_x-prize_archive.html   (5595 words)

Anousheh Ansari is Co-Founder of Prodea, Inc. She was previously General Manager and VP of the IntelligentIP division of Sonus Networks, formed in January 2001 through Sonus' acquisition of Telecom Technologies, Inc. (TTI).
Ansari founded TTI, a supplier of softswitch-based solutions for network and service providers offering end-to-end solutions for next generation, carrier-grade multi-service networks, in 1993, and as its CEO, turned it into a force in the telecommunication industry.
Ansari was recognized by Working Woman magazine as the winner of the 2000 National Entrepreneurial Excellence award, and was chosen as the winner of the 1999 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Southwest Region, for the Technology and Communications category.
www.ansarixprize.org /who/bio.php?bioname=ansari   (251 words)

 Inventors to race for millions in auto-efficiency prize - CNN.com
Peter Diamandis, the founder and chief executive officer of the X Prize Foundation, is issuing a worldwide challenge for teams to come up with an efficient car model that can be mass produced.
The prize will be officially launched later this year, and teams will have about a year and a half to build their vehicles before the first qualifying race in 2009.
For the automotive X prize, Diamandis says the foundation is looking for cars that can qualify in two categories: a traditional four-seat, four-wheel category, and a nontraditional category of at least two seats and at least three wheels.
edition.cnn.com /2007/US/05/29/psyk.diamandis   (602 words)

 New Million X Prize Challenge: Sequence Human Genome Cheaply, Quickly - Health - RedOrbit
The second X Prize winner won't travel nearly as far -- but will have to traverse an unzippered human genome, crunching its 3 billion bits of DNA data in record time.
The X Prize Foundation, based in Santa Monica, Calif., plans to announce on Oct. 4 a $10 million genomics X Prize, one that staffers hope will slash the cost of DNA sequencing to the point where ordinary people could get their genomes mapped and know the medical risks embedded inside.
Genomics X Prize director Kathy Wiltsey wants to cut that down to days and thousands of dollars -- the point where it could be performed as a diagnostic test.
www.redorbit.com /news/health/669690/new_10_million_x_prize_challenge_sequence_human_genome_cheaply/index.html?source=r_health   (920 words)

On September 19, 1996 the X Prize Foundation unveiled the ANSARI X PRIZE Trophy at the St.
The ANSARI X PRIZE Trophy, the first of its kind, will be presented to the winner of the ANSARI X PRIZE "New Race to Space" in addition to the cash award of $10 Million.
After its debut, the ANSARI X PRIZE trophy was on a tour of major aviation, space and science museums.
www.xprize.com /teams/see_the_trophy.php   (278 words)

 Ripmax - Rockets > Ansari X Prize Series
Ansari X Prize Team 'Starchaser Industries Ltd' of Cheshire, UK, is the designer of Thunderstar.
The real Eagle, designed by Ansari X Prize Team 'Vanguard Spacecraft' of Massachusetts, USA, is an imposing rocket a little under 150 feet tall.
Now world famous as the winner of the coveted Ansari X Prize, Team 'Scaled Composites' of California, USA, built and flew SpaceShipOne to victory on the 4th of October 2004, piloted by designer Burt R.....
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 MachineDesign.com: In the wake of the X Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The X Prize Foundation, which originated the X Prize, was created in 1996 by Dr. Peter H. Diamandis shortly after he finished reading The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh.
Conferences and events such as the X Prize Cup in New Mexico set records for attendance as families and enthusiasts from around the world take part in what can only be described as a personal spaceflight revolution.
Today, the X Prize Foundation works closely with government institutions at all levels to help competitors identify where and when they will need to coordinate efforts with local, state, and federal governments.
www.machinedesign.com /ASP/viewSelectedArticle.asp?strArticleId=60033&strSite=MDSite   (1735 words)

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