UP Up and Away

By Tyghe Trimble | December 23, 2007 4:45 pm

Spaceport America got some rocket-powered action yesterday, December 19, at noon, well over a year before it plans its first space-bound flight. Sadly, the action was wholly unexciting—UP Aerospace sent a rocket 2,500 feet into the air for “research and development”—meeting all technical objectives and reaching an altitude that would make a hang-glider scoff.

I wonder, does all the rocket fuel used for this test count towards Spaceport America’s carbon footprint?

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Space & Aliens Therefrom
  • Apollo 8

    The December UP Aerospace launch at Spaceport America in New Mexico shows the world that this spaceport has a real business model working here with retuning customers testing new vertical launch technology for a lower cost. This is what new commercial space race is all about!

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