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Reaching For The Stars

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by Txchnologist Staff

This short film, The Sky is NOT the Limit by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern, tells the story of Peter Diamandis, the visionary behind the X Prize Foundation. The organization runs public competitions to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.

The X Prize started as a way to supercharge innovations for space exploration. It offered $10 million to the first team that could successfully launch a reusable manned craft into space twice in two weeks. Scaled Composites, the company behind SpaceShipOne, won the prize in 2004.

Video courtesy Focus Forward Films.

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