In a side comment to a posting on the aRocket forum, John Carmack says they plan to fly to 100,000 ft (30.5km) next month. If the vehicle survives, they will then fly it to 100km. I assume he is referring to their Tube Rocket, which is the vehicle on which they are testing various components and techniques for high speed, high altitude operations. === Amnon Govrin talks about the upcoming Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference in Orlando next week: NSRC and Astroauts4Hire 2011 – Spacepirations. Last year’s NSRC meeting inspired Govrin and others to create Astronauts4Hire.
- Shuttle Discovery in ‘good shape’ for final flight
- Space politics; Spaceflight myths; Private/public investment