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4/25/2017 7:42:44 PM
Posted: 6/21/2002 8:41:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/21/2002 8:43:47 AM EDT by Benjamin0001]
A group of rocketeers hope the next two weeks will put them in the history books with a vehicle that, if successful, would be the first amateur rocket shot into space. The Civilian Space Xploration Team (CSXT), a collection of rocket jocks, engineers and space enthusiasts around the country, are set to launch their rocket, dubbed Primera Spaceshot 2002, by the end of June from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada ...... Primera Spaceshot 2002 is a single stage vehicle powered by solid rocket propellant similar to that used by NASA in the detachable boosters for the space shuttle program. The rocket stands about 17 feet tall (5.18 meters) and weighs 550 pounds (249 kilograms) and is expected to reach an altitude of 62 nautical miles (114 kilometers). That would put the rocket 12 miles higher than the 50-mile altitude largely regarded as the boundary of space
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Complete Article [url]http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/launches/amateur_rocket_020618.html[/url] [img]http://www.space.com/images/v_spaceshot_2000_02,0.jpg[/img] Benjamin
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 8:54:30 AM EDT
Sweet, rockets are cool. I've always wanted to blast something into space, or orbit.
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 9:09:03 AM EDT
I wish them good luck! Has there been any news about the guy in Colorado(I think), that is building the first privately owned manned flight rocket?
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 12:17:07 PM EDT
cool, more newton's to 'em!
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