Oklahoma Company Plans Space Rocket Rides From Hawaii

Saturday, February 17th 2007, 1:05 pm
By: News On 6

HONOLULU (AP) _ Oklahoma-based aerospace company Rocketplane Kistler wants to use Hawaii as its launching pad to send intrepid tourists to the edge of outer space.

The company hopes to have the rides up and away by 2010.

The tickets for the 330,000 foot blasts would be about $250,000.

But the plans are still a long way off from reality.

Still needed are financing for the venture and an official commitment of support from the state.

Charles Lauer is vice president for business development for Rocketplane Kistler. He says the company wants to collaborate with the University of Hawaii on space-related research.