VIASPACE Achieving New Contracts in Security Sector and Expanding Into New Industries

PASADENA, Calif. , Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC) today announced the company has advanced on its objectives in the global market for defense and commercial security solutions and targeting additional...

Dr. Kukkonen continued: "While we are bound by confidentiality agreements that prevent us from disclosing names and specifics at this time, VIASPACE is engaged with important potential customers and teaming partners in the U.S., Japan , China , Malaysia , Taiwan and the Middle East . We are extremely pleased with the interest and feedback VIASPACE technology solutions have generated among some very major players in the security and other industries and are moving forward to seize these opportunities."

About VIASPACE: Originally founded in 1998 with the objective of transforming proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and software solutions that solve today's complex problems, VIASPACE benefits from important patent and software licenses from Caltech, which manages NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For more information, please visit our website at For investor relations contact Dr. Jan Vandersande , Director of Communications, at 800-517-8050 or For media relations contact Dr. Carl Kukkonen , CEO, at 626-768-3360.

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