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The X Prize Foundation is a non-profit organization that is sponsoring a competition between private international teams to build a low cost, efficient craft for space tourism. The $10 million prize will be awarded to the first team who "privately builds and launches a spaceship able to carry 3 people to 100 kilometers…returns safely to earth and repeats the launch with the same ship within 2 weeks." The X Prize Web site has news about test flights and vehicle designs for many of the registered participants. Also provided are educational materials for children to adults, reference papers, images, and video clips.

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