It's got a rocket, an astronaut and a small prairie town anxious to become a spaceport. But a Canadian team competing for the $10 million Ansari X Prize, an international contest promoting a new generation of privately developed spacecraft, still doesn't have a couple of precious pieces of paper it needs to get to space.

The Toronto-based da Vinci Project announced earlier this month that it plans to launch its Wild Fire rocket from Kindersley, Saskatchewan, on Oct. 2.