Rocketplane emerges from bankruptcy, keeps reaching for moon
The remnants of Rocketplane Kistler, which was once based in Oklahoma City, sold at auction for $25,000. But company officials say they’re still in the space race, and still want to fly from the Oklahoma Spaceport at Burns Flat.
Rocketplane’s chief executive officer, George French, hasn’t stopped reaching for the moon.
His space companies, and French personally, have been through bankruptcy. The remnants of Rocketplane Kistler, which claimed an $18 million tax credit while based in Oklahoma City, sold at auction for $25,000.
The buyer, Craig Dickman, founder and CEO of Breakthrough Fuel in Green Bay, Wis., and a longtime friend of French’s, said he attended the auction in December 2011 with no intention to buy....
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