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Photos: Chasing the X Prize Cup

Space travel enthusiasts of all ages will converge at the Las Cruces International Airport, New Mexico October 20-21 for the Wirefly X Prize Cup 2006. The program promises a sneak peek at space travel and technology in the not-to-distant future. The twist is that the private sector provides most of the energy for the show.

Rockets in all shapes and sizes will be on display. Some home-made rockets will be launched and others will fire their engines.

X Prize Cup

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...