Excalibur Almaz to showcase space stations, spaceship on Isle of Man


image DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN, June 6, 2011 -- For the first time since arriving on the Isle of Man, Excalibur Almaz Limited will showcase its two space stations and Reusable Return Vehicle (RRV) to the general public June 18.

The space stations, one a near-completed test unit and the other a space station frame, arrived from Russia earlier this year and have been undergoing evaluation and testing at a former Royal Air Force Station hangar in Jurby. The RRV is the other element of EA's family of space systems that will be on display. It will serve as the transport vehicle to and from the space stations in orbit. The public event will provide visitors the opportunity to tour EA's facility in Jurby, speak with EA representatives, and learn more about the future of the commercial space industry.

The public viewing hours on Saturday will be from 10am-5pm at Unit 267, Jurby Industrial Estate, Jurby, Isle of Man, British Isles. Click here for directions to the event. Prior to the public event media representatives will have an opportunity to view the stations and interview EA spokesperson Cosmonaut Valery Tokarev June 16-17. For more information contact media@excaliburalmaz.com. About Excalibur Almaz:


Excalibur Almaz's mission is to become the world leader in providing reliable, affordable and routine access to space for exploration, experimentation, and tourism for customers around the world. EA plans to accomplish this by leveraging proven flight tested products and systems from US, European, and Russian space programs to create value, reduce costs, and development time.
For the first time since arriving on the Isle of Man, Excalibur Almaz Limited will showcase its two space stations and Reusable Return Vehicle (RRV) to the general public June 18.

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