|Brian Feeney, the da Vinci Project team
leader. Brian has a strong background in large project
management and 3D Computer Aided Design. He also has extensive
design and analytical skills in liquid rocket propulsion engines and
systems, and aero structure layouts, RCS, flight profile and
The da Vinci Project, led by Brian Feeney of Toronto,
Ontario, Canada, registered as a contender for the
X PRIZE on June 2, 2000. A reusable helium balloon will
lift our spacecraft, "Wild Fire" to an altitude of 80,000 feet. This is where
Wild Fire's rocket
engines will fire and propel the crew to the 100 km altitude
goal -- space.
The da Vinci project is not about the way things have been done before.
The da Vinci project
is about innovation through design and teamwork.
It's simple. Basic aerodynamics tells us that fueling a massive ground launched rocket just won't do. It is too expensive and
technologically complex. It is not re-useable, nor is it an economically viable answer to repeatedly reaching the outer limits.
By simplifying the flight sequence and by incorporating existing and proven technologies we can reach sub-orbit.
specs for design details.
We want you on board.
We are pulling together the best and brightest in Canada in a collaborative effort to
realize this dream. People driven by the simple desire to participate and contribute to the true nascence of
human space exploration.
Already, volunteers from dozens of
fields are contributing their time and expertise to the development of the da Vinci Project.
Volunteer or provide
corporate support for Canada's first entry in the race to become the
world's first private space mission.