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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:35 pm    Post subject: Copenhagen Suborbitals Reply with quote

Did we really not have a thread about Copenhagen Suborbitals until now?

Today, they successfully launched their HEAT-1X, the world's largest amateur space rocket, for the first time.



Video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmGmymAWI4E

I watched the whole thing on livestream, and it was just utterly fantastic. I haven't screamed that loud in real life in a looooong time :) IT GOES IT GOES IT GOES!

This is the same group that successfully built an amateur submarine before they decided to privately launch a man into space some day. I hope they'll succeed!

They're almost completely donation-funded, so if you love stuff like this, consider becoming a proud sponsor like I did (that's where my meager income from the ads on this site went)!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been following them for a while (for a year at least I think) and was watching live stream at the office. I had to leave before they launched though, so I missed the launch. Watched the recording as soon as I came home though.

It's really cool that they managed to make the launch. I hope we'll see manned launch sometime in the future (maybe when they solve the parachute getting tangled up).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's freaking awesome!
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