Amateur rockets into SPAAAAACE

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  1. Nov 9, 2019 at 1:59 AM #1

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    I know of three amateur rockets to have reached space.
    Are there any others I have missed?
    2004 GoFast
    2014 GoFast
    2019 Traveler IV
     
  2. Nov 9, 2019 at 3:06 AM #2

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    Possibly the RRS 1996 boosted dart -- http://hobbyspace.com/Rocketry/Advanced/records.html -- depending on how you define space and how much evidence you require.

    It's unclear to me if you can call the 2014 GoFast flight "amateur" by any reasonable definition, since it was AFAIK a commercial Up Aerospace Spaceloft-XL rocket.
     
  3. Nov 11, 2019 at 5:02 PM #3

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    Did Qu8ke reach the karman line?
     
  4. Nov 11, 2019 at 5:15 PM #4

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    No. 120kft.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2019 at 5:17 PM #5

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    Oh that's right, now I remember the youtube comments, it "hit the dome"....
     
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    I've seen those comments on videos of CSXT/Up Aerospace rockets because of the yoyo despin, but Qu8ke didn't use anything like that.
     
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    Make that two strikes for me, I guess I was attributing the entirely wrong video to the rong rocket.
     
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    Don't worry, there are plenty of dumb comments on the Qu8ke video too. An easy mistake to make.
     
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    Three strikes.

    LOL, I am far from a perfect speller but I did have to laugh when someone spells “wrong” rong ....errrr, wrong.;)
     
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    Oops, guess I'm out
     
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