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Posted: 12/1/2016 3:49:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 11:12:05 AM EST by BCV]
I took a job a few months ago with one of the commercial space companies. We are launching our 3rd gen rocket in Feb/Mar pending FAA and DoD approval. After meeting with the payload integration engineer this morning, we were given the go ahead to put an AR-15 in there. Of course, we will have to have it taken apart and in order to save mass, no furniture will be added.

We did the research and found that as far we know, there has never been an American made gun sent to space, commercially. The Russians use to put a three barrel gun in the Cosmonauts survival pack so there is that, but that is all we found about small arms being in space. As for the "treaties" and ITAR, we already looked into it and will not be in violation.

I think this will be an awesome project. I will try my best to keep everything updated with pictures up until launch. If you have questions I will do my best to answer.

Here is a picture from our last launch. This is our ballute after deployment at about 75 miles up.
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Here is the engine test for the rocket we will be launching.
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Link Posted: 12/1/2016 3:51:04 PM EST
Very cool.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 3:53:38 PM EST
Are you somehow going to fire it ?

That would be something !
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 3:55:03 PM EST
That's awesome. Maybe the ISS guys will appreciate one
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 3:55:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dagger41:
Are you somehow going to fire it ?

That would be something !
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Nope, we talked about rigging a servo on a glock and launching it out of the cubesat deployment device and then trying to fire.... maybe a project for another time.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 3:56:24 PM EST
Noooooooooooo!!!!! What if the aliens get it and obtain our technology???
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 3:56:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/1/2016 3:57:09 PM EST by dorobuta]
when / if you get it back, assemble it into a rifle complete with furniture. The dilemma becomes sell it for $$$$ or present it to someone like the President (Trump, not O)

the 1st AR in space is a historic gun. I hope it has a unique serial #

I'm assuming you will recover the payload?
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 3:57:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/1/2016 3:58:11 PM EST by BCV]
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Originally Posted By dorobuta:
when / if you get it back, assemble it into a rifle complete with furniture. The dilemma becomes sell it for $ or present it to someone like the President (Trump, not O)

the 1st AR in space is a historic gun. I hope it has a unique serial #
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Well, the head engineers did get a FFL up here because they are building crazy guns all the time. They are working on a .357 magnum AR as we speak, so yes... it will be a unique serial number.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 3:57:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dorobuta:
when / if you get it back, assemble it into a rifle complete with furniture. The dilemma becomes sell it for $$ or present it to someone like the President (Trump, not O)

the 1st AR in space is a historic gun. I hope it has a unique serial #

I'm assuming you will recover the payload?
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I'm hoping it's an Anderson
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 3:57:50 PM EST
Use 2A Armaments Balistos Lite and titanium/low weight parts and you'll be able to put furniture on it.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 3:58:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dorobuta:
when / if you get it back, assemble it into a rifle complete with furniture. The dilemma becomes sell it for $ or present it to someone like the President (Trump, not O)

the 1st AR in space is a historic gun. I hope it has a unique serial #

I'm assuming you will recover the payload?
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I'm hoping it's an Anderson
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 3:58:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Austin4130:


I'm hoping it's an Anderson
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I already talked to ML about this. He can chime in if he wants.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 3:59:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/1/2016 3:59:44 PM EST by Commando223]
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Originally Posted By Jagrmaister:
Noooooooooooo!!!!! What if the aliens get it and obtain our technology???
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ILLEGAL ALIEN/GANG MEMBER CAUGHT TRYING TO SELL STOLEN AR-15 ON MARS
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:01:13 PM EST
Much intrigue..
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:01:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dorobuta:
when / if you get it back, assemble it into a rifle complete with furniture. The dilemma becomes sell it for $$ or present it to someone like the President (Trump, not O)

the 1st AR in space is a historic gun. I hope it has a unique serial #

I'm assuming you will recover the payload?
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Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:01:34 PM EST
I think this is an awesome idea... so not being a dick, but...

What is the point? Testing something, or just doing it for the lulz?


Either way, I am 100% on board.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:01:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SonofHater36:
That's awesome. Maybe the ISS guys will appreciate one
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Thats LEO, we are staying suborbital with this particular rocket for the time being.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:02:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By beitodesstrafe:
I think this is an awesome idea... so not being a dick, but...

What is the point? Testing something, or just doing it for the lulz?


Either way, I am 100% on board.
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why... because we can.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:02:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/1/2016 4:02:42 PM EST by dorobuta]
you realize that if it comes down in another country you are illegally exporting a firearm....
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:02:45 PM EST
The first gun in space deserves to be an AR America's Rifle.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:03:51 PM EST
A new twist to Fast and Furious .
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:03:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dorobuta:
you realize that if it comes down in another country you are illegally exporting a firearm....
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Not going to happen. The closest country is Mexico, and hell, I'd probably get hired with the ATF if that happened. They love me up there.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:04:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BCV:



why... because we can.
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Originally Posted By BCV:
Originally Posted By beitodesstrafe:
I think this is an awesome idea... so not being a dick, but...

What is the point? Testing something, or just doing it for the lulz?


Either way, I am 100% on board.



why... because we can.



I'm okay with this.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:05:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Jagrmaister:
Noooooooooooo!!!!! What if the aliens get it and obtain our technology???
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In that case, send a Jennings.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:06:01 PM EST
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Hopefully this little dude keeps us from burning up in the atmosphere! :)
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:07:24 PM EST
Yup, cool as hell!

Subed for updates.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:08:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dorobuta:
when / if you get it back, assemble it into a rifle complete with furniture. The dilemma becomes sell it for $$ or present it to someone like the President (Trump, not O)

the 1st AR in space is a historic gun. I hope it has a unique serial #

I'm assuming you will recover the payload?
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I'll give you 200 dollars for it.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:08:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BCV:


Not going to happen. The closest country is Mexico, and hell, I'd probably get hired with the ATF if that happened. They love me up there.
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hahaha
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:09:14 PM EST
I may throw a Sandman in there as well, pending space available. Might as well knock out the first can in space too.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:09:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Joe731:


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Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:09:21 PM EST
Wow. Very interesting and cool. That pic is awesome.

I hope all goes well.

Cheers!
-JC
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:09:54 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:11:41 PM EST
Send up alchohol, the AR, a 1911, and bacon so you can go in the news as an American hero.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:13:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By scott_hunts:
Send up alchohol, the AR, a 1911, and bacon so you can go in the news as an American hero.
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oddily enough, we are talking to a brewer who wants to send up hops and yeast so he can brew a space beer.


The Japanese have made space saki before.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:15:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Joe731:


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Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:16:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BCV:


oddily enough, we are talking to a brewer who wants to send up hops and yeast so he can brew a space beer.


The Japanese have made space saki before.
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Let the patriotism flow through you.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:16:50 PM EST
You're going to give away our precious AR tech to the aliens!
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:18:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By IL2windhawk:
You're going to give away our precious AR tech to the aliens!
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say when.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:18:47 PM EST
That's pretty cool. Post pics when it happens.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:19:22 PM EST
In on one
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:20:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/1/2016 4:21:08 PM EST by BCV]
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Originally Posted By Teamer:
That's pretty cool. Post pics when it happens.
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I have lots of pics I would like to post right now, but the dude who tells me what I can and can't post isn't here right now.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:23:20 PM EST
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A chute design we are currently testing! We are jumping out of a plane with it in 30 minutes!
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:25:18 PM EST
Cool, good luck!
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:28:08 PM EST
Send up an SBR.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:28:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/1/2016 4:29:15 PM EST by GilenusX207]
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Originally Posted By ssgbunny448:
Send up an SBR.
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What do you put on the 5320.20?
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 4:28:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DCV_117:
Cool, good luck!
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our last launch was a success minus the whole rocket recovery system failing and it re-entering the atmosphere ballistically landing about a half mile from launch control.



Our new variation is a little bigger, and a little faster.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 5:18:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/1/2016 11:44:50 PM EST by KA3B]
It has to be a Mega or an Aero Precision since they actually make parts for the aerospace industry.
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 5:25:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/1/2016 5:26:41 PM EST by Commando223]
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Originally Posted By KA3B:
It has to be a Mega or a Aero Precision since they actually make parts for the aerospace industry.
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I agree!

How about this Aero?

Link Posted: 12/1/2016 5:27:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BCV:


our last launch was a success minus the whole rocket recovery system failing and it re-entering the atmosphere ballistically landing about a half mile from launch control.

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Our new variation is a little bigger, and a little faster.
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Dang, That camera took a hit and kept on.. What is it?
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 5:31:28 PM EST
Maybe they can send ar-15.com to space and let us keep the old format
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 5:37:14 PM EST
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Thats LEO, we are staying suborbital with this particular rocket for the time being.
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Well, you'll get there in the future, right?
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