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Canadian Arrow

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The Canadian Arrow is a privately funded rocket and space travel project founded by London, Ontario, Canada entrepreneur Geoff Sheerin. The objective is to take the first civilians into outer space.

Canadian Arrow was considered one of the top three candidates for the X-Prize competition, along with Scaled Composites (Burt Rutan),and Armadillo Aerospace (John Carmack). Scaled Composites won the competition on October 4, 2004.

The Canadia Arrow team's motto is "making SPACE for you." Their somewhat conservative approach has been to base the design of their rocket engine and aerodynamics on the well proven V-2 design from WWII. They have completed the first series of tests on their 57,000 lbf (254 kN) thrust engine and have built a space training centre and a full scale mock-up of their rocket. After an open nomination process, they have also recruited an impressive team of six astronauts from around the world, including several seasoned military pilots and a NASA trained astronaut from Ukraine.


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