CIVILIAN SPACE XPLORATION TEAM
photo by© JEFF WERNER/ Incredible Features
July 21, 1997, Ky & Jodi Michaelson with team members John Johnston and Rick Loher launched their amateur space rocket at Black Rock Nevada. Unfortunately the second stage of the rocket failed to ignite and the team's goal of being the first amateur rocket into space was not successful due to an electronics failure.
|The CSXT was powered by a John Johnston and Rick Loher P-11,500 to an N-1,700. This rocket was predicted to exceed 50 miles. The booster was successfully recovered with it's electronics intact by a ROCKETMAN ballistic chute. The data was analyzed and the booster was traveling in excess of 1,900 miles per hour at burn out and reached an altitude of over 50,000 feet. Further information was given to Bill Colburn of AEROCON who calculated that the upper stage reached an altitude tracked at just over 78,700 feet.|
||The upper stage was found 6.5 miles downrange imbedded in the desert floor. This flight can be seen on the ROCKETMAN High Thrust "Balls 007 video tape. The CSXT crew is preparing another rocket for the 1998 season. Stay tuned, we'll keep you posted.|
The Universe Becomes Ours!
CSXT Team Members Still Needed!
ROCKETMAN Enterprises, Inc. will not be denied the
opportunity of reaching space. The final frontier of orbital space is our
destination and we will continue our endeavor to gain team members who can
help get us there. The "X" in "Xploration" symbolizes
the variable that is missing in our efforts to attain our goal of being
a major player in the civilian hunt for space flight.
ROCKETMAN Enterprises, Inc. is looking for team members in all technical phases of:
Launch Support Systems.
If you are interested in finding out more information about our project and becoming a team member, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-732-4883.