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Excuse the turn of phrase, but as the internet meme goes, it really does seem like Copenhagen can "into space" now that a local hobbyist group has successfully launched their first guided rocket into suborbit, a move which heralds the dawning of a civilian space age for the city and possible manned civilian space flights in the near future. Now isn't that an exciting tourist prospect?
One of the most fun things to follow in the region is Copenhagen Suborbitals, a group of hobbiests with the goal of shooting humans into space without a huge staff or government budget. Given their success and the size of the rockets they're launching, they're a different breed from the average backyard rocket builder, but the small team has found great success with the open source and grassroots mindset . Just yesterday in the Baltic they successfully launched Sapphire, an 528cm experiential rocket using active guide jet vane rudders.
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