9/28/2004

KU Connection



Contact: Todd Cohen, University Relations, (785) 864-8858

Media Advisory: KU grad is director of flight operations for rocket plane launch

LAWRENCE -- Test pilot Douglas B. Shane, who earned a degree in aerospace engineering at the University of Kansas in 1982, is director of flight operations for Wednesday's planned flight by a private "rocket plane" as it attempts to reach space.

For more information on Douglas Shane view his online biography.

To view Wednesday's 8 a.m. launch, visit web1-xprize.primary.net/launch.php

For more information about the project, see: AP: Rocket Plane to Attempt Space Flight

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