Partners With Rocket Racing League For A "Glimpse Of The
Jim Bridenstine, the Executive
Director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium (TASM),
announced the first-ever QuikTrip Air and Rocket Racing Show, and a
new partnership with the Rocket Racing League in a news conference
Tuesday. The QuikTrip Air and Rocket Show will be held at Tulsa
International Airport on Saturday, April 24, 2010, beginning at
0930(CT), and a preview of the Rocket Racing League will highlight
"The Tulsa Air and Space Museum is thrilled to host the
inaugural QuikTrip Air and Rocket Racing Show," said Bridenstine, a
Rocket Racing Team owner and Navy pilot, decorated for combat
operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. "We will be hosting nationally
acclaimed air show acts including the Franklin Flying Circus and
Younkin Aerobatics, as well as giving our audience a true "sneak
peak" at the future of air racing as the Rocket Racers take
"Rocket Racers are designed to provide the most exciting form of
space-age entertainment to spectators and fans, and we're excited
to be a part of the QuikTrip Air and Rocket Racing Show," said Dr.
Peter Diamandis, Co-Founder and Chairman of Rocket Racing League.
"We look forward to a long and successful partnership with
QuikTrip, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum, and the city of Tulsa.
This will truly be an amazing event for fans of all ages."
Bridenstine also will use this event to showcase Tulsa as a
prime location to permanently display one of NASA's retiring Space
Shuttles. "As NASA looks to private companies to advance rocket
science and space technology, we are honored that the Rocket Racing
League will be visiting Tulsa. With our city's history of
supporting NASA and this new partnership with the RRL, we are
continuing to position Tulsa as an ideal location to preserve a
The Rocket Racing League is a new and unique sports and gaming
franchise based on competitions of piloted rocket-powered aircraft.
Rocket Racing combines the exhilaration of racing with the power of
rocket engines, creating thrilling entertainment for racing fans,
gamers, and technology enthusiasts. To be held at venues across the
country, Rocket Racers will compete live, in head-to-head races
through a 3D Raceway-In-The-Sky. Fans will witness the live action
in real time on large projection screens fed by the Ground Based
Augmented Reality System. Through the use of unique remote and
rocket-mounted cameras, fans at home will have the unique sensation
of riding right alongside famed Rocket Racing League pilots.
The Tulsa Air and Rocket Show will be held on the Tulsa
International Airports' western runway located directly behind the
Tulsa Air and Space Museum.