Events in 2007

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Per Wimmer signs up as a Virgin Galactic Founding Astronaut

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

First founding member of Buzz Aldrins’ charity ShareSpace.

Per Wimmer becomes first founding member of Buzz Aldrins’ charity ShareSpace.

Per Wimmer conducts an extensive TV documentary interview

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.

Wimmer and Kylie Minoque

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, Anousheh Ansari, First Female Private Space Traveller

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.

The 50th anniversary of the beginning of the space age

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).

Donation to Hospice Foundations

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.

Presentations about the Seven Fundamental Values

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

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

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.”

The book “Powermen” is published

The book “Powermen” is published featuring twelve men and their visions for the future, including private astronaut and CEO of Wimmer Financial, Per Wimmer.

Speaking at the Space Investment Summit

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.