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For Immediate Release
Primera Technology, Inc. Sponsors World's
First Civilian Rocket Launch into Space
PLYMOUTH, MN, USA 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
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
Notes to Editors: Composer and Inscripta are trademarks and Primera and Signature
are registered trademarks of Primera Technology, Inc. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective companies. Primera
Technology EUROPE is an independent company called DTM Werbung
& EDV GmbH. DTM is under contract with Primera to provide sales
and support for Primera products under the name Primera Technology