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Erik Lindbergh (born 1965 or 1966) is an aviator, a promoter of space tourism and artist. Son of Jon Lindbergh and Barbara Robbins, he is the grandson of the pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh. Erik Lindbergh recreated his grandfather's San Diego - St. Louis - New York - Paris trip for its 75th anniversary. He completed the trans-Atlantic leg on May 2, 2002 in 17 hours and 7 minutes, roughly twice as fast as the original.
He serves on the board of the X PRIZE Foundation, which administers the Ansari X Prize for the first non-governmental reusable crewed spacecraft. The X Prize is seen as a major boost for the cause of space tourism, and of private spaceflight in general.
- Charles Augustus Lindbergh Home Page. Erik Lindbergh Biography. Retrieved November 16, 2004.
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