Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Rocketplane Kistler Bridges Competition

Here's an old one, from last summer, that I missed. When you're just pseudo-randomly surfing and searching around the Internet, you're going to miss things. Rocketplane Kistler last summer announced the Bridges Competition to build bridges between microgravity researchers and launch companies. The announcement mentions that the Aero Institute of Houston will help them get corporate sponsorship, and also to get proposals from graduate students and from small companies. Proposals can result in prizes and Rocketplane or K1 trips for experiments. I couldn't find an Aero Institute of Houston on the Internet (there's one in Palmdale, but I didn't see anything about the Bridges Competition there), so it's not clear to me what, if anything, has happened since the original announcement.