US President Bill Clinton has been urged by Congressional space-supporters - led by Republican Richard Gephardt - to encourage the work of the X-Prize Foundation. The Foundation has been established to find private benefactors to fund a $10 million award to the first private team to build a re-useable spacecraft to carry three people on a suborbital spaceflight, ... "doing for space what the Orteig Prize [won by Lindbergh] did for aviation", say the organisers. The X-Prize will be launched in St Louis, Missouri, on 18 May.

Source: Flight International