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Canadian Group Unveils Plan for Space Trip

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Canadian Group Unveils Plan for Space Trip

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Canadian Group Unveils Plan for Space Trip

Canadian Group Unveils Plan for Space Trip

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A Canadian contestant is hot on the heels of U.S. aerospace designer Burt Rutan in the attempt to become to be the first civilian to put the equivalent of 3 people into Space twice within two weeks. Pilot, president, and co-owner of Canada-based Orva Space Corp., Brian Feeney will unveil his Da Vinci project Thursday. His aim is to use a gigantic helium balloon to lift a bullet-shaped spacecraft to 80,000 feet, then light a rocket to put it into space. Richard Reynolds reports.