T-Minus 50 Days until First-Ever Consumer Items Sent to Space - Payload Space Still Available Through ZeroG Aerospace

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ZeroG is making the dream of consumer space exploration possible through this unprecedented payload, called ZGS-1, which will be carried on the first rocket launched at the new Spaceport. Through the company’s website at http://www.zerog-space.com, consumers can enter the space frontier by sending a small personalized item into orbit.

ZeroG Aerospace today announced that the company’s first-ever consumer payload is quickly filling up but that space is still available, starting at $49.95, to take part in the inaugural launch at the new Southwest Regional Spaceport in New Mexico, which is slated for March 27, 2006.

“Since we announced this historic opportunity last month, consumer interest in our maiden voyage has been remarkable,” said Eric Gorrell, ZeroG Aerospace CEO. “We still have room left to squeeze in a number of items so I encourage people to hurry up and visit our website.”

Items suggested include a business card, a small box filled with keepsakes, or even ashes. Once room is reserved, an official ZeroG Boarding Pass is sent to participants in advance of the launch. Following the trip, items are returned with detailed flight information and a Certified Space Seal to authenticate their space travel. In addition, consumers who send items into space become part of history as their names are entered in the International Space Registry.

ZeroG offers a number of special space promotions on its website, including his and hers titanium space rings, travel packages to witness the first launch at the New Mexico spaceport and curriculum that enables K-12 level scientific experiments while in space.    

ZGS-1 will blast into space at 4,000 MPH on a high performance sub-orbital rocket developed by UP Aerospace, Inc, the world’s only private company with a fleet of space-flying rockets. Measuring 20’ tall and 10’’ in diameter and weighing 775 lbs, the rocket will reach space under two minutes. “We have entered into a long-term partnership with ZeroG to allow consumers to send items to space,” said Eric Knight, UP Aerospace CEO (http://www.upaerospace.com).

About Zero G

Founded in 2004 with a mission to make space available to everyone, ZeroG Aerospace, LLC, founders have been involved with advanced rocket development and NASA projects for over two decades. For more information, visit http://www.zerog-space.com.

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