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October 23, 2014 UP Aerospace completed the 3rd fully manifested flight for NASA

(Spaceport America, New Mexico) On October 23, 2014 at 7:33 a.m. MT UP Aerospace successfully launched SpaceLoft 9 into space for NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program, marking the third fully manifested flight for the FOP program. This mission set a new altitude record at Spaceport America achieving an altitude of 77.25 miles. Paul De Leon the Project Engineer for the Flight Opportunities Program stated, “We are very happy to have completed another successful flight with UP Aerospace, in which four developing technologies have been tested and exposed to weightlessness in space. These experimental technologies are in the process of maturation to eventually be utilized in future orbital and deep space missions. UP Aerospace has proven to be a reliable commercial suborbital launch service provider for the NASA Flight Opportunities Program. I’m looking forward to our next launch scheduled for the middle of next year.”

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