Rocket City Space Pioneers Generate Excitement

Fri, 09/17/2010 – 00:05 — Tim Pickens RCSP team leader
The Rocket City Space Pioneers have generated a lot of excitement in Huntsville and Alabama! We’re pumped about being in this race!
We announced our entry into the Google X PRIZE competition with a news conference at Dynetics’ corporate headquarters. Governor Bob Riley praised our efforts and offered the Space Pioneers $1 million to name the team’s lander the Alabama Explorer II.
All the Huntsville television stations gave the announcement heavy coverage, and The Huntsville Times newspaper gave the story top billing in the next day’s paper. CNN even mentioned the Rocket City Space Pioneers on air an online this week.
We’ve had interest from other companies, educational institutions, and individuals to join our team.
I’m looking forward to meeting some of the other team members at the Isle of Man Summit!

Rocket City Space Pioneers Enter the Competition

Tue, 09/07/2010 – 19:00 — Tim Pickens RCSP team leader.
Welcome to the Rocket City Space Pioneers Team blog. We are a Huntsville, Alabama-based team, and our team is comprised of several private businesses, an educational institution and two non-profit organizations. We are excited to enter the GLXP competition!
Huntsville is known as “The Rocket City” for its impact on space exploration, so it is only fitting that a Huntsville team should go after this prize. Huntsville has been developing important space technologies since the 1950s when the German scientists headed by Dr. Werner von Braun, brought to the United States at the end of World War II, arrived to develop rocketry for the U.S. Army. Huntsville lofted the first US satellite into orbit—Explorer I—in 1958
We are ready to go back to the moon . . . with new technology and innovation at an affordable cost. We’re ready for the race!
We may be a late comer, but we will be ready to win this race!