18 May 2004
Announcements - Vehicles (Good)
The GoFast Went Fast--and High
Amateur rocket group goes to space
by Alan Breakstone
The Civilian Space Exploration team, an amateur group of rocket enthusiasts, built a rocket that reached the edges of space on May 17, 2004. The GoFast did not carry passengers, yet this speaks well for space tourism: if a group of amateurs can send an unpiloted rocket into space, how hard can suborbital tourism be? Combined with the latest SS1 flight, how can anyone say space travel and tourism isn't possible?

For more information, read the article in New Scientist.

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Alan Breakstone 18 May 2004
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