ROL NEWS--ZeroG Aerospace Payload Space Available

ZeroG Aerospace Payload Space Available March 1, 2006 Web posted at: 12:30 PM EST
Seattle, WA (ROL Newswire) -- ZeroG Aerospace announced space is still
available in the company's first-ever consumer payload to take place in the inaugural launch at the new Southwest Regional Spaceport in New Mexico, which is slated for March 27, 2006.
The payload, called ZGS-1, will be carried on the first rocket launched at the new Spaceport. Through the company's website at www.zerog-space.com, consumers can send a small personalized item into orbit. "Since we announced this historic opportunity last month, consumer interest in our maiden voyage has been remarkable," said Eric Gorrell, ZeroG Aerospace CEO. "We still have room left to squeeze in a number of items so I encourage people to hurry up and visit our website."
Items suggested include a business card, a small box filled with keepsakes, or even ashes. Once room is reserved, an official ZeroG Boarding Pass is sent to participants in advance of the launch. Following the trip, items are returned with detailed flight information and a Certified Space Seal to authenticate their space travel. In addition, consumers who send items into space become part of history as their names are entered in the International Space Registry.
ZeroG offers a number of special space promotions on its website, including his and hers titanium space rings, travel packages to witness the first launch at the New Mexico spaceport and curriculum that enables K-12 level scientific experiments while in space.
ZGS-1 will blast into space at 4,000 MPH on a high performance sub-orbital rocket developed by UP Aerospace, Inc, the world's only private company with a fleet of space-flying rockets. Measuring 20' tall and 10'' in diameter and weighing 775 lbs, the rocket will reach space under two minutes. "We have entered into a long-term partnership with ZeroG to allow consumers to send items to space," said Eric Knight, UP Aerospace CEO (www.upaerospace.com).
Source: ZeroG
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