THE GREEN BUBBLE

Join us for the launch of Per Wimmer´s

THE GREEN BUBBLE

FOR GREEN ENERGY TO BE TRULY SUSTAINABLE
IT MUST BE COMMERCIALLY SUSTAINABLE

Published by: LID Publishing  



Where: Savills HQ, 33 Margaret St., W1G 0JD

When: Monday 23 November, 6:30-8:30 PM

The Green Bubble offers an analysis of the current financial bubble being created in the energy sector, by governments subsidizing renewable energy investment. He argues that these investments are not sustainable, and makes a case for investment in gas and, controversially, nuclear power.

Alongside the pressure to reduce greenhouse emissions, there is a challenge to find new, renewable energy sources. Many of the current ideas, Wimmer argues, are politically driven. The book also offers an engaging and intelligent analysis of the different energy issues that the world is facing, and how politics has led us in the wrong direction.

Click here to order the book (DANISH)

Click here to order the book (SWEDISH)

 


 

The Royal Aeronautical Society Awards Per Wimmer Companion Status Membership for Services to the Space and Aviation Industry.

The Council of the Royal Aeronautical Society has nominated Per Wimmer, CEO at Wimmer Space and approved his election as a Companion member of the Royal Aeronautical Society for his services and passion for space and aviation.

Companion status (CRAeS)
The Companion (CRAeS) status is the second highest grade attainable only surpassed by the Fellowship (FRAeS). Per Wimmer is honoured to be approved as a Companion of Royal Aeronautical Society. The Royal Aeronautical Society describes a Companionship as followed:

"Companionship is granted to those who are of valuable service to the profession of aeronautics, engaged in related professions with equivalent qualifications and experience as Fellows"

Per Wimmer states: "It is an honour to be awarded with the Royal Aeronautical Society's Companion Status Membership because the Society promotes the focus and interest in space and science which is aligned with the goals of Wimmer Space."



THE BOOK "WALL STREET" BY PER WIMMER RECEIVES 6 STARS (OUT OF 6) IN BOOK REVIEW BY THE DANISH FINANCIAL TIMES EQUIVALENT, BORSEN.

A different and vibrant book where the young Danish investment expert and adventurer Per Wimmer guides readers into the international business community.

Wall Street in New York is the absolute center of international finance. The roaring engine that keeps the world economy afloat. Capitalism's high altar, where more than 200 billion dollars changing hands every hour around the clock - 365 days a year.

For more than ten years, the young Danish investment bank, adventurer and millionaire Per Wimmer daily juggled with dollar millions on Wall Street. While his clients became billionaires in the morning, others went bankrupt in the afternoon. IN WALL STREET Wimmer takes the reader into the holy of holies of the world's largest and most closed finance houses and presents the economic and psychological mechanisms that drive the Wall Street boys. And that ultimately crushes the global economy to atoms, the day the machine derailed.

Per Wimmer graduated from Harvard, worked for Goldman Sachs and now has his own investment bank in London. He is a true adventurer and is expected to become the first Dane in space in 2013.

WALL STREET ( in Danish) can be ordered here




Wimmer Space is the proud supporter of the following charities:


         

 



The goals of Wimmer Space are:

  • To get Per Wimmer through extreme adventures, including to space and back safely and, ultimately, to place the Danish flag, the "Dannebrog," on the Moon and
  • in the process to inspire today’s children to live out their dreams – whatever their dreams might be - and to encourage their interest in space and science. Wimmer Space works with UNICEF, Hospice Foundation, Ideas Foundation, ShareSpace, Global Angels and other great charities to achieve that goal.

The Seven Fundamental Values of Wimmer Space include:

  1. Allow yourself to be inspired. Think "out of the box."
  2. Follow your heart and passion. Have fun. Be Authentic.
  3. Focus and Execution
  4. Time discipline: Be conscious about time allocation.
  5. Teamwork: The sum of the parts is greater than the individual parts alone. 
  6. Take calculated risks: Assess risks/rewards. 
  7. Inspire others, especially. children, and encourage them to live their dreams.
Click to read more ..


Wimmer, Branson And Virgin Galactic

Oct 17, 2011: Per Wimmer attended the unveiling of the New Mexico Spaceport by Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic, close to Las Cruces, New Mexico. The spaceport facility was constructed at a cost of US $ 200 million and can now provide take-off and landings of space ships, such as SpaceShipTwo & WhiteKnightTwo. Other Virgin Galactic Astronaut Founders and space enthusiasts attended as well as Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The celebration after party was sponsored by Aston Martin.


Wimmer Makes World History With The First Ever Tandem Sky Dive Over Mount Everest


Per Wimmer, together with Ralph Mitchell, became the first two persons to successfully complete a tandem sky dive over Mount Everest on Oct 6, 2008. 

A film crew has followed the First Ever Everest Sky Dive Expedition and has documented the whole adventure day by day.

Read Wimmer´s Blog from the Mount Everest Sky Dive Expedition here

Space on the school curriculum

Danish school pupils in 8. and 9. grades will be challenged to come up with design ideas for a future research base on the moon.  

As a prelude to the topic week "Journey to Space" Per Wimmer with intermediaries and business representatives take a roadshow around the country to meet and inspire as many students as possible.

Click here to see the school roadshow schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




      

 

Timeline

WFO in Saudi

WFO in Saudi

3/9/2015
WFO in Saudi
Aston Martin 007

Aston Martin 007

12/4/2014
Aston Martin 007 James Bond Party with real 007 cars
Breakfast with the Danish Ambassador

Breakfast with the Danish Ambassador

12/1/2014
Breakfast with the Danish Ambassador to the UK
Dinner with the Minister

Dinner with the Minister

11/12/2014
Dinner with the UK Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg
Per Wimmer at 10 Downing Street

Per Wimmer at 10 Downing Street

11/11/2014
 Per Wimmer at 10 Downing Street
Princess Eugenie at Paddle 8 event.

Princess Eugenie at Paddle 8 event.

11/6/2014
The Duchess of York. Princess Eugenie at Paddle 8 event.
The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash

The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash

10/31/2014
The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash, Mojave, California
WimmerSpace presentation at Winchester College

WimmerSpace presentation at Winchester College

10/15/2014
WimmerSpace presentation at Winchester College,
The Swedish Book

The Swedish Book

9/26/2014
Speaking at The Swedish Book Fair, Gothenburg, Sept 2015: The Green Bubble
The book launch

The book launch

9/20/2014
The book launch of The Green Bubble book in Denmark
Virgin Strive Charity

Virgin Strive Charity

8/7/2014
Virgin Strive Charity: Sending off Sam Branson & team for charity challenge for Virgin Strive from London to reach the Matterhorn summit.
Monthly business news commentary

Monthly business news commentary

8/7/2014
Wimmer provides monthly business news commentary on BBC World
Guards Polo 26 July 2015

Guards Polo 26 July 2015

7/26/2014
Guards Polo 26 July 2015
Celebrating Sir Richard’s, Joan’s and Eve Branson birthday

Celebrating Sir Richard’s, Joan’s and Eve Branson birthday

7/7/2014
Celebrating Sir Richard’s, Joan’s and Eve Branson birthday on Necker Island, British Virgin Islands.
Serpentine Gallary Summer Party

Serpentine Gallary Summer Party

7/1/2014
Serpentine Gallary Summer Party with Naomi Campbell and Pharrell Williams.
The Green Bubblee released in Stockholm

The Green Bubblee released in Stockholm

6/10/2014
The Green Bubble ('Den Grona Bubblan') on the future of green energy released in Stockholm on Tuesday June 10, 2014. Green energy is only truly sustainable when commercially sustainable. With foreword by Sir Richard Branson.
European Energy Horizons

European Energy Horizons

5/8/2014
The Economist "European Energy Horizons" event in Stockholm
The Eve Branson Foundation and British Polo fundraiser

The Eve Branson Foundation and British Polo fundraiser

4/17/2014
The Eve Branson Foundation and British Polo fundraiser, Marakech, Morocco
Royal Yachts Association

Royal Yachts Association

4/12/2014
Wimmer passing Royal Yachts Association power boat permit.
Presentation at the TED conference

Presentation at the TED conference

3/13/2014
WimmerSpace presentation at the TED conference 600 meters underground at the LKAB iron ore mine, Kiruna, Sweden
Visiting Necker Island and the BVI

Visiting Necker Island and the BVI

1/14/2014
Visiting Necker Island and the BVI
Formal dinner at Highclere Castle

Formal dinner at Highclere Castle

11/12/2013
Formal dinner at Highclere Castle, home of TV-series Downton Abbey, for Virgin Galactic/Virgin Unite fundraiser
Visit to XCOR Aerospace

Visit to XCOR Aerospace

9/26/2013
Visit to XCOR Aerospace for progress update on rocket engines.
Virgin Galactic visit

Virgin Galactic visit

9/24/2013
Virgin Galactic visit to the rocketship production facilities in Mojave, California, and astronaut party in Los Angeles.
Men’s Semifinals at Wimbledon

Men’s Semifinals at Wimbledon

7/5/2013
Men’s Semifinals at Wimbledon including Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray and supporting The Novak Djokovic Foundation
Supporting the Elton John AIDS Foundation

Supporting the Elton John AIDS Foundation

6/27/2013
Supporting the Elton John AIDS Foundation at Elton and David’s home in Windsor, UK, with VIP concert by Coldplay & Elton John.
Educational program ‘Mission X’

Educational program ‘Mission X’

5/31/2013
WimmerSpace assisting UK government educational program ‘Mission X’ to inspire students’ interest in space and science.
Charity Polo Day

Charity Polo Day

4/27/2013
Charity Polo Day For The Eve Branson Foundation in Marrakech, Morocco.
SXC 2 years

SXC 2 years

4/24/2013
SXC Celebrates 2 years of operations.

The Royal Aeronautical Society Awards

2/19/2013
The Royal Aeronautical Society Awards Per Wimmer Companion Status Membership for Services to the Space and Aviation Industry
BBC World TV

BBC World TV

1/1/2013
Wimmer becomes a regular commentator on BBC World TV
The charity Families Of Children

The charity Families Of Children

11/19/2012
The charity Families Of Children With Cancer receives USD 40.000 (DKK 231.500 ) from the joint efforts of friends and staff of Monjasa and WimmerSpace
Buzz & Jimmy Carr.

Buzz & Jimmy Carr.

10/7/2012
Buzz & UK Comedian Jimmy Carr.

Landspeed test

10/1/2012
Further Landspeed test runs at Edwards Air Force base, California, USA.
Summer in St Tropez

Summer in St Tropez

7/24/2012
Summer in St Tropez, Monaco & Tuscani:
Satellite launch capability

Satellite launch capability

7/12/2012
Virgin Galactic announces satellite launch capability at Farnborough
Monte Carlo Rolex Tennis Masters

Monte Carlo Rolex Tennis Masters

4/21/2012
Monte Carlo Rolex Tennis Masters; Dining at the world's number 1 restaurant NOMA; Helicopter flying; Elton John's White Tie & Tierra Summer party; Henley Royal Regatta & motobiking in Sweden.
Flying Water Jet Pack

Flying Water Jet Pack

4/10/2012
Flying Water Jet Pack
Gourmet Bocuse d'Or lunch

Gourmet Bocuse d'Or lunch

3/12/2012
Gourmet Bocuse d'Or lunch with HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark at the Royal Palace, Amalienborg.
"Wimmer Over Everest" wins the Best Film Award

"Wimmer Over Everest" wins the Best Film Award

12/1/2011
The TV documentary "Wimmer Over Everest" wins the Best Film Award at the D.A.F.F. film festival (Danish Adventure Film Festival).
Unveil of the New Mexico Spaceport

Unveil of the New Mexico Spaceport

10/17/2011
Unveil of the New Mexico Spaceport with Richard Branson & Virgin Galactic.

The book "Wall Street" is published

9/1/2011
The book "Wall Street" is published and receives 6 stars (out of 6) in a review by the Danish Financial Times equivalent, Borsen.
The book "Realizing Tomorrow - The Path to Private Space Flight"

The book "Realizing Tomorrow - The Path to Private Space Flight"

7/1/2011
The book "Realizing Tomorrow - The Path to Private Space Flight" about the new private space pioneers is published with a contribution by Wimmer Space.
Epsom Derby

Epsom Derby

6/4/2011
Epsom Derby
Finals at the Wimmer Space

Finals at the Wimmer Space

3/10/2011
Finals at the Wimmer Space, JP and Danish Industry competition for school kids to build a future moon base model

Wimmer Space roadshow

11/1/2010
Wimmer Space roadshow to schools across Denmark promoting space and science education as part of a 12 months program with Danish Industry and JP.
Supporting Elton John's Aids Foundation

Supporting Elton John's Aids Foundation

10/30/2010
Supporting Elton John's Aids Foundation with David Furnish and Designer Jean Paul Gaultier
Further preparation of setting the world landspeed record.

Further preparation of setting the world landspeed record.

8/18/2010
Further preparation with the "small" car for the preparation of setting the world landspeed record.
Kid's Space Day

Kid's Space Day

8/4/2010
Kid's Space Day with broadcaster DR children's TV promoting interest in space and science for kids in Denmark.
Summer parties

Summer parties

7/25/2010
Summer parties: Saint Tropez, France. Cartier Polo, Windsor, UK. Skagen, Denmark
Wimmer Space supports charity efforts

Wimmer Space supports charity efforts

7/7/2010
Wimmer Space supports singer Alicia Keys' charity efforts, Keep A Child Alive, helping disadvantaged African children to realise their dreams. Alicia Keys gives an intimate concert in London to 270 charity supporters. Wimmer also support Clic Sargent, a children's cancer charity, together with the six number 1 single hit UK bank The Sugababes (Heidi Range, Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen) at the London Hurlingham Club, as well as Sir Elton John's AIDS Foundation.

"Wimmer Over Everest" documentary

5/1/2010
DR broadcasts the "Wimmer Over Everest" documentary about the first ever tandem sky dive carried out above Mount Everest.
Wimmer Financial expanding and moving

Wimmer Financial expanding and moving

1/7/2010
Wimmer Financial expanding and moving to new and much larger premises in Mayfair, London.
Unveil of SpaceShipTwo

Unveil of SpaceShipTwo

12/7/2009
Attending the unveil of SpaceShipTwo at a ceremony in Mojave, California, with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Sir Richard Branson
Test drive for the world landspeed record

Test drive for the world landspeed record

11/7/2009
Per completes his first test drive for the world landspeed record in the "Eagle" at 165 Mph at Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA.
High speed drivers licence

High speed drivers licence

8/12/2009
Per Wimmer training and passing of his Class A high speed drivers licence at Bonneville Salt Flats.
Oshkosh Airshow

Oshkosh Airshow

7/28/2009
Together with fellow Virgin Galactic Founders, Per Wimmer is at Oshkosh Airshow for the first public flight of WhiteKnightTwo. Sir Richard Branson and Mohamed Al-Husseiny sign agreement whereby Aabar of Abu Dhabi buys a 32% equity stake in Virgin Galactic for USD 280 M.
Per decides to break the current world landspeed record

Per decides to break the current world landspeed record

7/7/2009
Decision time for next world record: Per decides to break the current world landspeed record at 763 Mph (Mach 1.01), set in 1997, by Thrust SSC and Richard Noble & Andy Green.
XCOR Aerospace reveils their first astronaut

XCOR Aerospace reveils their first astronaut

12/2/2008
XCOR Aerospace reveils their first astronaut, Per Wimmer, as well as their main distributor, Rocketship Tours, at a press conference in Los Angelse, USA. By the same token, Per reveils his third planned trip to space.
Publication of two books

Publication of two books

11/1/2008
Publication of two books in which Per Wimmer/Wimmer Space contribute: "Professional Passion" and "Mysteries From Space."
Tandem sky dive above Mount Everest

Tandem sky dive above Mount Everest

10/6/2008
Per Wimmer, together with Ralph Mitchell, makes world history by becoming the first humans tandem sky dive above the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest. On Oct 6, 2008, the Pilatus Porter airplane flew the two up to an altitude of 29.500 feet (approx 9 Km) - just above the highest peak in the world - Mount Everest (29.035 feet or approx 8.8 KM). The outside temperature was minus 50 degress C (incl. the wind chill factor) and the free fall lasted for one minute at an average speed of 200 Km/h with full oxygen breathing equipment and Per and Ralph landed safely at 12.350 feet (approx 4 KM) altitude at the Drop Zone, close to Mount Everest.
Trekking in the Himalayas. rekking in the Himalayas

Trekking in the Himalayas. rekking in the Himalayas

9/22/2008
After a couple of days in Kathmandu, the team flew to Lukla for acclimatisation and went trekking in the Himalayas. Later followed final instruction on survival training, use of oxygen and helmet. The charity effort within WimmerSpace Everest Sky Dive for this historic adventure raised USD 79.000.   
Final training and equipment testing

Final training and equipment testing

8/19/2008
Final training and equipment testing in Switzerland close to Mont Blanc ahead of the historic Mount Everest Sky Dive.
Re-visits the charities who received donations

Re-visits the charities who received donations

8/1/2008
Per Wimmer re-visits the charities who received his donations as part of the TV-program The Secrete Millionaire
Unveiling of WhiteKnightTwo

Unveiling of WhiteKnightTwo

7/28/2008
Per Wimmer attends the unveiling of the “mothership” WhiteKnightTwo or “Eve” in Mojave, California. Richard Branson and Burt Rutan unveils the mothership to a packed global media audience.
Farnborough Airshow, UK.

Farnborough Airshow, UK.

7/14/2008
Per Wimmer meets Richard Garriott, British-American computer game developer, due to become the sixth private space participant on Oct 12, 2008 and as well as Apollo 11 astronaut and second man on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin, at the 2008 Farnborough Airshow, UK.
Wimmer Space goes ”under-cover”...

Wimmer Space goes ”under-cover”...

3/18/2008
Wimmer Space goes ”under-cover” in the TV-series “The Secrete Millionaire” and donates USD 50.000 to local charities working with youth, the elderly, drug addicts, alcoholics and other people in need.
Visiting Alan Bean

Visiting Alan Bean

1/26/2008
“Per Wimmer Visiting Alan Bean, Apollo 12 Astronaut And Fourth Man On The Moon At His Home And Atelier In Houston”
Visiting NASA Johnson Space Centre

Visiting NASA Johnson Space Centre

1/25/2008
Per Wimmer Visiting NASA Johnson Space Centre, Houston, And Piers Sellers, British-American Astronaut on STS-112 Atlantis (Oct 7-18, 2002) performing three spacewalks (19 hours and 41 min of EVA); STS-121 Discovery (July 4-17, 2006; 7.5 hrs EVA).
Unveiling of the new design of SpaceShipTwo And WhiteKnightTwo

Unveiling of the new design of SpaceShipTwo And WhiteKnightTwo

1/23/2008
Per Wimmer Attends The Unveiling Of The New Design Of SpaceShipTwo And WhiteKnightTwo By The Virgin Group Chairman Sir Richard Branson and Scaled Composites CEO Burt Rutan At A Well-Attended Press Conference At The American Museum Of Natural History, New York.
Speaking at the Space Investment Summit

Speaking at the Space Investment Summit

12/6/2007
Per Wimmer speaking at the Space Investment Summit, San Jose, California, on the topic of “Guiding VC Space Fund Development” representing Wimmer Space and Wimmer Financial.
The book “Powermen” is published

The book “Powermen” is published

11/8/2007
The book “Powermen” is published featuring twelve men and their visions for the future, including private astronaut and CEO of Wimmer Financial, Per Wimmer. The Seven Fundamental Values of Wimmer Space are also included: 1) Allow yourself to be inspired. Think "out of the box." 2) Follow your heart and passion. Have fun. 3) Focus and Execution. 4) Time discipline: Be conscious about time allocation. 5) Teamwork: The sum of the parts is greater than the individual parts alone. 6) Take calculated risks: Assess risks/rewards. 7) Inspire others, esp. children, and encourage them to live their dreams.
Per Wimmer completes the first part of the Virgin Galactic training program.

Per Wimmer completes the first part of the Virgin Galactic training program.

10/17/2007
Per Wimmer successfully completes the first part of the Virgin Galactic training program. This part included two days of centrifuge simulations with forces up to 6 Gx and 3 Gz at the NASTAR training facility outside Philadelphia, USA. A exact simulation profile for SpaceShipTwo was also successfully completed. Ahead of this session, Per had to undergo extensive medical checks at the London Bridge Hospital and came out with a “clean bill of health.”
Presentations about the Seven Fundamental Values

Presentations about the Seven Fundamental Values

10/10/2007
Wimmer Space makes presentations about the Seven Fundamental Values and adventure and space to blue chip corporate clients, such as SONY, IBM, Rank Xerox, Roche, Motorola, Novo Nordisk and others
Donation to Hospice Foundations

Donation to Hospice Foundations

10/6/2007
Wimmer Space makes a second donation to Hospice Foundations totalling USD 10.000 in 2007. The Finish company Uponor buys a Wimmer Space presentation at a galla auction.
The 50th anniversary of the beginning of the space age

The 50th anniversary of the beginning of the space age

10/4/2007

The 50th anniversary of the beginning of the space age with the launch of Sputnik on Oct. 4, 1957. On Oct 4, 2007, Per Wimmer announces another beginning: The launch of his own investment bank, Wimmer Financial (www.WimmerFinancial.com).

Per Wimmer, Anousheh Ansari, First Female Private Space Traveller

Per Wimmer, Anousheh Ansari, First Female Private Space Traveller

9/6/2007
Per Wimmer, Anousheh Ansari (first private female space traveller) and Mark Shuttleworth (second private space traveller, first African in space) after a presentation by Mrs. Ansari, London, UK.
Wimmer and Kylie Minoque

Wimmer and Kylie Minoque

9/5/2007
Kylie Minogue, Sir Richard Branson, Natalie Imbruglia, Per Wimmer and others participate in a bowling competition against each other at the Virgin Unite charity to help the fight against fistula, a devastating yet preventable childbirth injury affecting millions of women around the world.
Per Wimmer conducts an extensive TV documentary interview

Per Wimmer conducts an extensive TV documentary interview

6/16/2007
Per Wimmer conducts an extensive TV documentary interview of Apollo 11 Astronaut And Second Man On The Moon, Buzz Aldrin at The Ritz Hotel, Paris, France. Previously, Buzz Aldrin had written his "Best Wishes" for Per Wimmer's space flight when signing The Space Tourist Handbook.

First founding member of Buzz Aldrins’ charity ShareSpace.

4/17/2007
Per Wimmer becomes first founding member of Buzz Aldrins’ charity ShareSpace.
Per Wimmer signs up as a Virgin Galactic Founding Astronaut

Per Wimmer signs up as a Virgin Galactic Founding Astronaut

1/1/2007
Per Wimmer signs up as a Virgin Galactic Founding Astronaut and will become one of the first group of Founding Astronaut to fly when Virgin Galactic starts space operations
The “Wimmer Way” song is recorded

The “Wimmer Way” song is recorded

8/1/2006
The “Wimmer Way” song is recorded at the PUK Studios, Denmark. The song is based on “The Lions Sleep Tonight” and re-written and song by Flemming “Bamse” Jorgensen and his band “Bamses Venner” together with Per Wimmer.

Per Wimmer joins Man Securities/MF Global

8/1/2005
Per Wimmer joins Man Securities/MF Global, part of the USD 60 bn hedge fund The MAN Group, before the USD 4 bn IPO spin-out in July 2007 as responsible for UK and Scandinavian institutional accounts.
Per Wimmer in first row with US First Lady Laura Bush

Per Wimmer in first row with US First Lady Laura Bush

7/26/2005
Per Wimmer in first row with US First Lady Laura Bush and Florida Govenor Jeb Bush 8 min. before launch of the STS-114 Discovery Space Shuttle, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA
3.8 km down to the Titanic

3.8 km down to the Titanic

7/10/2005
Per Wimmer, as the first Dane, to dive 3.8 km down to the Titanic in connection with the centennial, onboard MIR I from Russian Akademik Keldysh vessel.
SpaceShipOne wins the Ansari X-Prize

SpaceShipOne wins the Ansari X-Prize

10/4/2004
SpaceShipOne wins the Ansari X-Prize – a USD 10 Million prize for the first team to launch into space (above 62 Miles from Earth) and re-launch within 14 days and return safely. Per Wimmer congratulates the CEO of Scaled Composites, Burt Rutan, and test pilots Brian Binnie and Mike Melville for their achievements as well as Peter Diamandis, the founder of the X-Prize (Photos left to right).
Mark Shuttleworth becomes the first African to enter space

Mark Shuttleworth becomes the first African to enter space

1/1/2002
Mark Shuttleworth becomes the first African and the second civilian to enter space and visit the International Space Station. Per Wimmer joins Mark in Star City for a session of centrifuge and Zero-G as well as L-39 fighter jet training, just prior to Mark’s launch. One Zero-G training session is completed together with NASA astronaut Guy Gardner (STS-27 Atlantis, Dec. 2-6, 1988 and STS-35 Columbia, Dec. 2-11 1990; see photo below). A team from the Discovery Channel is following Per Wimmer and his training in Russia for a documentary.
The first private space traveler

The first private space traveler

4/1/2001
The first private space traveler, American Dennis Tito, launches into space from Baikanour, Kazakhstan to the International Space Station. Per Wimmer joins Dennis Tito’s family for the launch on April 29, 2001. Prior to that launch, Per had completed his first Zero-G training, his first spin in the most powerful centrifuge in the world at Star City in Russia and, further, Per also flies the Russian MIG-25 fighter jet for the first time.
Possibility to fly into space as a private citizen

Possibility to fly into space as a private citizen

1/1/2000
Per Wimmer learns about the possibility to fly into space as a private citizen and - within 48 hours later -signs up for his first trip to space through Plenge & co (www.plengeco.dk) and Space Adventures (www.SpaceAdventures.com).
Per Wimmer joins Goldman Sachs &Co.

Per Wimmer joins Goldman Sachs &Co.

1/1/1998
Per Wimmer joins Goldman Sachs &Co., New York, USA, and London, UK and ends up as Executive Director for Institutional Sales of Equity products to Scandinavian-based financial institutions. Goldman Sachs & Co. became a public traded company in 1999.
MPA, Harvard University

MPA, Harvard University

1/1/1998
MPA, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA completed. Awarded the Don K. Price Award for academic excellence, community contributions and potential leadership. Co-Founded the Harvard Scandinavian Society; member of the Harvard MPA Admissions Committee; participated in charity “Project Outreach” (an HBS volunteer project to assist the elderly and disadvantaged in the Boston area) and was a member of the winning team at the 1998 Annucal Graduate School Debate Competition, organized by the Leadership and Ethics Forum, moderated by Senator Alan Simpson. During the stay at Harvard, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visited his alma mater. Before graduating, selected as the only non-US citizen for the Presidential Management Intern Program destined work for the Bill Clinton administration.