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Space Adventures To Sell Seats To Space For Armadillo

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by Staff Writers
Vienna, VA (SPX) Apr 30, 2010
Space Adventures has announced that the company has entered into an exclusive marketing agreement with Armadillo Aerospace, LLC, a leading developer of reusable rocket powered vehicles.

Space Adventures will exclusively market and sell commercial passenger experiences on Armadillo Aerospace's future suborbital spaceflight vehicles that are currently in development.

"I am very pleased to announce Space Adventures' agreement with Armadillo. I plan to provide more details next month at ISDC on the reasons why we chose Armadillo as our partner and how we envision this as a critical turning point for public access to space," said Eric Anderson, president and CEO of Space Adventures.

"A decade of research and development has gotten us to the point where we can credibly talk about commercial passenger experiences. Everything is coming together - there is enough clarity in the technical, regulatory, and market factors that it is the right time to form a solid partnership with Space Adventures to help us take things through to commercial operation," said John Carmack, president and CTO of Armadillo Aerospace.

Space Adventures offers a variety of programs such as the availability today for spaceflight missions to the International Space Station and around the moon, Zero-Gravity flights, cosmonaut training, spaceflight qualification programs and reservations on future suborbital spacecrafts.

Armadillo Aerospace is a developer of reusable rocket powered vehicles. Founded in 2000, Armadillo Aerospace has conducted over 200 flight tests spread across 12 different vehicles.

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