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Reifert to Address the American Institute of Aeronautics
July 14, 2004 Sarasota, FL - Incredible Adventures President Jane Reifert will address the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Jet Propulsion Conference, to be held July 11-14 in Ft Lauderdale, FL.
Reifert will be a featured guest speaker on the topic of space tourism and present a paper entitled Selling Space to Tourists: Lessons from an Adventure Pioneer during a session highlighting space transportation vehicles. She will also present the paper to the AIAA's Space Colonization and Technical Committee.
Reifert serves as a space tourism advisor to the committee, which includes representatives from NASA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Orbitec, Xcor, the US Air Force and several major universities.
Reifert will attend the conference as a guest of Dr. Eric Rice, CEO of the Wisconsin-based company Orbitec. Orbitec is currently designing and manufacturing engines for the XP, a planned suborbital vehicle being developed by Rocketplane. The XP will be a four-seat fighter-sized vehicle powered by two jet engines and one rocket engine, enabling it to reach altitudes of 350,000 feet. The XP will be based in Oklahoma and flights will be available through Incredible Adventures.
Incredible Adventures specializes in adventure travel and space tourism and offers suborbital flights and space training.
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