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World's Largest Air & Space Flight Demonstration Coming To Holloman AFB

The X PRIZE Foundation and Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB) have announced a partnership intended to create the world's largest "Air & Space Flight Demonstration." This year's expanded Wirefly X PRIZE Cup activities are expected to result in an 8-fold increase in competing teams and crowds. The flights and ground events will be held in Las Cruces, N.M. and HAFB in Alamogordo from October 24 - 28th, 2007.

The event is free and attendees will experience as many as a dozen Lunar Lander rocket flights and a state-of-the-art air show with Air Force single ship demos including F-16, F-22, F-117 and ground displays. The venue expansion maximizes the use of existing launch pads, staging areas, facilities, transportation, parking and other amenities while featuring more performances, presentations and displays than ever before.
"This joint venture between the Air Force, the X PRIZE Foundation and the State of New Mexico offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of manned space flight and the 60th anniversary of our Air Force at the nation's first ever 'live fly' Air and Space Expo," said Brigadier General David L. Goldfein. "Most exciting is the opportunity to bring thousands of children from across the state to have a hands-on experience talking with astronauts, scientists, pilots, engineers, and Airmen recently returned from combat action in Afghanistan and Iraq. I hope everyone in our Southwest neighborhood can make it to Holloman AFB for this spectacular event!"

Wirefly X PRIZE CUP At-A-Glance:

-- Oct. 24 & 25: Int'l Symposium for Personal Spaceflight
Farm & Ranch Museum; Las Cruces, N.M.
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

-- Oct. 26: Education / Media Day (open to schools and
media only)
Holloman AFB; Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

-- Oct. 27 & 28: Air & Space Show; (free and open to the public)
Holloman AFB Air and Space Show;
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. /
Gates open at 8:00 a.m.

For more information, please visit http://www.xprizecup.com