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Sprague Astronautics Space Tourism Company Not Showing Much Evidence of Life

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
February 27, 2010
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Fate of a Temecula spaceflight venture is unknown
Riverside Press-Enterprise

By 2006, a Temecula company had vowed to launch test flights of a vehicle that would one day allow civilians to fly into space.

Four years later, Sprague Astronautics’ Web site is the only thing to get off the ground — and it hasn’t been updated in years.

Company President and CEO Bill Sprague can’t be reached and a board member said he hasn’t heard from Sprague in a year. His Temecula office is closed, the phone number has been disconnected and e-mails to him went unreturned.

The Temecula business license listed under Sprague Astronautics’ old name, AERA Corp., is expired, as are Sprague Astronautics’ incorporation papers in Nevada.

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