Home Built Danish Rocket Project Puts Icarus to Shame

Want to build your own rocket and space craft to fly into space? That is the goal of two Danes. Kristian von Bengtson, an aerospace engineer and Peter Madsen, an entrepreneur and aerospace engineer, are working on a plan to launch themselves into suborbital space using self-built contraptions. The firm they created to do this is called  Copenhagen Suborbitals. The work is done strictly by volunteers and with mostly donated parts and equipment – Wired


Space Expedition Corp Wants to Take You to Space

XCOR Aerospace and Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) want to take you to space. For only $95K, okay that sound like a lot, but a flight on Virgin Galactic is $200K. SXC and XCOR have introduced the first aircraft that can endure frequent repeat trips to sub-orbital altitudes called the Lynx. The craft is a two seat plane that can make multiple trips a day back and forth to sub-orbital space – TechCrunch

Virgin Galactic Gets Experimental FAA Approval

Virgin Galactic has moved closer to commercial flights. Scaled Composites, Virgin Galactic’s vehicle contractor, has been granted an experimental launch permit from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its suborbital spacecraft, SpaceshipTwo, and the carrier aircraft, WhiteKnightTwo. More from the release – Virgin Galactic