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Guns4Hire

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#1 13 years ago

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/space/10/04/rocket.race/index.html

Hmmm. Seems like a very expensive investment and risky. I've watched WW2 fighter plane racing but this just sounds weird. Have to keep my eye on this. story.rocket2.jpg

NEW YORK (CNN) -- 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.




KoЯsakoff

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#2 13 years ago

Is this going to be on international tv too? Seems awsome to me. Nice find :)




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#3 13 years ago

"rocket-propelled aircraft racing through the sky at hundreds of miles an hour, while millions of fans watch in stadiums and on TV."

If it will be on international tv im going to watch it :) Sounds awesome.




Griffin_NL

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#4 13 years ago

well, seems its pretty expensive, so guess it'll be on international TV.. i atleast hope so.. it could be cool..




Dipship

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#5 13 years ago

Sounds like fun. I think they have a good chance of making a successful new sport. They've taken propeller aircraft racing as fast as it can go, so this is the next logical step.

Gonna need a heap of rich sponsors to keep it going though.


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Miltonmonkey

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#6 13 years ago

Thats crazy. You need to be stupid to do that.




Mihail VIP Member

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#7 13 years ago

Go speed racer, Go.

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First thing I thought of when I saw this title.




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#8 13 years ago

Sound smore intresting then football or F1 to me :p. Should be nice to watch it to see what it is all about.




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#9 13 years ago

Well, i might watch it if it goes through, but to me this sounds insane. To be flying jets in a race is bad enough, but if its going to be in front of a large-scale audience, this means 40 planes or so racing around...well, i have no idea, Grand Canyon to The Alamo and back?

Sounds like a death-wish to me.




lmhr05

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#10 13 years ago

WE race just about every thing else so why not rockets. Would be interesting to see.




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