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Fraser
2003-Jul-08, 09:59 PM
SUMMARY: A team of Canadian private rocket builders announced their astronaut selection today, as part of their preparations to launch the Canadian Arrow - a ship based on the original V2 design used in World War 2. The six astronauts include three pilots, an aerospace engineer, a Ukrainian astronaut (who was a backup for a 1997 space shuttle mission), and a 28-year old who has the potential to be the youngest astronaut ever. The Canadian Arrow is considered one of the front-runners to win the X-Prize, which gives $10 million to the first private group to place a three-person team in space.


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