GLXP News: Earthrise Space Schedules Benefit Event

omega_envoyOrlando, FL, January 14, 2013 (ESI PR) – To further awareness of Florida’s team in the $30M Google Lunar X PRIZE, Earthrise Space, Inc. (ESI) and the Central Florida Racing Complex (CFRC) announce a benefit event, “Space Day” to be held at the CFRC on March 9th. The event, which is open to the public for paid admission, will provide an opportunity for attendees to interact with and support ESI’s Omega Envoy team while enjoying the thrills and excitement of a major Drift Racing competition.

The event will be attended by local celebrities, politicians, and Central Floridians who will show their support of ESI’s race to win the X PRIZE and their efforts to maintain Florida’s pre-eminent position in space exploration. ESI’s team is developing spacecraft capable of landing a rover on the moon, fulfilling the requirements of this international competition. Space Day attendees will be able to meet the ESI Team, including engineers, spacecraft designers and hardworking student interns from the University of Central Florida.

The benefit event will be scheduled as part of a major Drift Racing competition to be held at the track that night. Drift Racing is one of the newest and most exciting auto sports in the US, and both ESI and CFRC feel that this is an ideal venue at which to introduce ESI to Central Florida.

“What a perfect venue to introduce new space technology,” said Donald Vivier, General Manager of CFRC. “Drift Racing advocates use of the latest and greatest auto technology, and features the creativity of passionate racers who push their cars to perform at the highest level possible. Team Omega Envoy is doing the same, only at a higher level.”

Ruben Nunez, CEO of ESI agreed and said, “When Donald offered to host our ‘coming out’ party, our entire team was ecstatic. To see the best in planet earth technology meet the best in space technology will be quite an event, and I invite everyone in Central Florida to come see it happen on March 9.”

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About Central Florida Racing Complex

Central Florida Racing Complex in Orlando is the premier 1/8th mile drag racing facility in Central Florida. The complex hosts regular drag racing, drifting, and autocross events. The facility features a 1000 ft long autocross and drifting area as well as many amenities for both spectators and racers.

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About Earthrise Space, Inc.

Earthrise Space, Inc. (ESI) is a Florida-based 501(c)3, non-profit corporation dedicated to developing space technology in collaboration with industry and academic institutions. ESI’s Omega Envoy Project is creating a key set of lunar spacecraft infrastructure which will fulfill the requirements of the Google Lunar X PRIZE and provide a platform for the delivery of commercial payloads to the lunar surface. All ESI efforts involve significant numbers of students and young professionals through paid internships, providing them with hands-on experience building real spacecraft, and preparing them for future employment in the entrepreneurial space industry.

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