Attractions at the 2007 Wirefly XPRIZE Cup
The 2007 Wirefly XPRIZE Cup is the first ever Air & Space Expo with “live” fire / fly demonstrations and competitions. The XPRIZE Foundation and Holloman Air Force Base have teamed up for this historic event -- not a moment will go by where an airplane or rocket is not taking off or landing. Media and Education Day (registered media and students only) will be held on Friday, Oct. 26th. 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.
Some notable attractions at the 2007 Wirefly XPRIZE Cup include:
The Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge: For 12 months, eight teams from around the U.S. have been racing the clock to prepare for this year's Challenge. Finally, the competition comes to a boil with $2 million on the line.
The 2007 Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Award: The 10 finalists will have their submissions on display, with winners to be named during the Closing Ceremonies on Sunday.
The F-22 Raptor: The F117 Nighthawk’s replacement will debut at Holloman Air Force Base, its eventual new home.
The Red Bull Air Force: The world famous Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter and SkyDivers will be performing in the skies above Holloman.
The NASA Exhibit: NASA will be bringing a full-size, inflatable Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), a 30-foot-tall Space Shuttle Stack, and a tent full of other space-related exhibits.
Other attractions at the 2007 Wirefly XPRIZE Cup include the StarChaser Rocket, exhibits by RocketPlane Kistler and the Rocket Racing League, as well as a press conference with several announcements by aerospace and space-related companies.
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and nationality, if not a U.S. citizen (Air Force requirements).
ABOUT THE WIREFLY XPRIZE CUP AND HOLLOMAN AIR AND SPACE SHOW
The Wirefly XPRIZE Cup is an annual two-day air and space exposition. This year the Cup will be held in conjunction with Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, NM to create the first ever Air & Space Expo with “live” fire / fly demonstrations and competitions. This event is free and open to the public and will be held on October 27th and 28th from 10am to 5pm. Launch and air show demonstrations will feature Rocket Racing League’s X-Racer, Air Force single-ship demos including F-22, F-16 and F-117, as well as the return of 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 registered for this year’s competition, with NASA funding the prizes through its Centennial Challenges program. Additionally, visitors can tour a massive ground display featuring space and rocket exhibits and Air Force aircraft.