Inc. Sponsors World's
First Civilian Rocket Launch into Space
July 1, 2001 Primera Technology, Inc., one of the world's
leading developers and manufacturers of CD/DVD disc duplication
and printing equipment, today announced its sponsorship of the world's
first civilian rocket launch into space.
"As a leading manufacturer of specialty printers and CD/DVD
duplicators, we pride ourselves in being on the cutting-edge of
technology. Sponsoring the Primera Spaceshot 2001 is one way that
we can encourage the development of other new, emerging technologies
in fields outside of the typical high-tech arena," said Bob
Cummins, CEO of Primera Technology, Inc.
Ky Michaelson, along with the Civilian Space Exploration Team,
has been preparing for the rocket launch since 1995. Michaelson
and his team plan to make history by shooting the first civilian
rocket into space. The Primera Spaceshot 2001 will launch from Black
Rock, Nevada in July of 2001. The launch date and time will remain
top-secret until the date draws near.
On board, the Primera Spaceshot 2001 will carry eight commemorative
Primera CDs, recorded and printed by Primera Technology's popular
Composer Optical Disc Duplicator and SignaturePro CD
Color Printer. When the CDs return from space they will be auctioned
off with proceeds going to charity. A video of the actual space
shot will be put onto each CD. The CDs will be available through
the Primera Technology web site at www.primeratechnology.com.
About Ky "The Rocketman" Michaelson
A native of Bloomington, Minnesota, Ky Michaelson has worked with
rocket powered vehicles for more than 50 years. He has won 72 state,
national and international speed records, including the world's
fastest civilian-built rocket that reached a speed of 3, 205 miles
per hour. "The Rocketman" is also listed in the Guinness
Book of World Records for building the world's fastest snowmobile.
Michaelson has worked as a Stunt Coordinator and stuntman for more
than 200 television shows and films. He also holds several Guinness
World Records for his stunt capabilities.
Michaelson currently presides as President of the National Experimental
Rocket Organization. This year, along with his Civilian Space Exploration
Team and the help of Primera Technology, He plans to launch the
first civilian built rocket into space, the Primera Spaceshot 2001.
About Primera Technology
Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, Primera Technology, Inc. is
a leading developer and manufacturer of CD-R/DVD-R duplication and
printing equipment.Primera prides itself in developing industry-leading
products like the Composer Optical Disc Duplicator, Signature-series
CD Color Printers, Inscripta Thermal CD Printer, and the Cyclone
Bar Code Label Printer. More information about Primera, its history
and products, is available on the internet at www.primeratechnology.com
or by calling 1-800-797-2772 (USA and Canada). Outside of the USA
and Canada, call (763) 475-6676 or FAX (763) 475-6677.
In Europe and Scandinavia, contact Primera EUROPE in Germany by
phone at +49-6134-1805-70, by FAX at +49-6134-1805-50 or email at
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