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Rocket Racing League Sets Date for Exhibition Race
« on: April 15, 2008, 12:11:15 PM »

A new sport that combines the sport of auto racing with the aerobatic displays of air shows will begin holding exhibition races in August. The sport is rocket racing, and it involves top-flight pilots maneuvering rocket-powered aircraft along a virtual racecourse at high speeds and varying altitudes. Spectators will be able to watch the pilots’ progress on screens that show the racecourse as well as unique views from inside the cockpits and various cameras. The Rocket Racing League has been developing the sport since 2005, when it was cofounded by Ansari X Prize chairman Peter Diamandis and Granger Whitelaw, an Indianapolis 500 team owner.

Here is one of the aircraft...
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