Events in 2008

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Unveiling of the new design of SpaceShipTwo And WhiteKnightTwo

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.

Visiting NASA Johnson Space Centre

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).

Visiting Alan Bean

“Per Wimmer Visiting Alan Bean, Apollo 12 Astronaut And Fourth Man On The Moon At His Home And Atelier In Houston”

Wimmer Space goes ”under-cover”...

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.

Farnborough Airshow, UK.

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.

Unveiling of WhiteKnightTwo

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.

Re-visits the charities who received donations

Per Wimmer re-visits the charities who received his donations as part of the TV-program The Secrete Millionaire

Final training and equipment testing

Final training and equipment testing in Switzerland close to Mont Blanc ahead of the historic Mount Everest Sky Dive.

Trekking in the Himalayas. rekking in the Himalayas

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.

Tandem sky dive above Mount Everest

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 ox

Publication of two books

Publication of two books in which Per Wimmer/Wimmer Space contribute: "Professional Passion" and "Mysteries From Space."

Mysteries From Space

XCOR Aerospace reveils their first astronaut

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.