After a three-year research and design period, the LOHAN mission’s Vulture 2 3D rocket is finally set to take off from Spaceport America, New Mexico in Autumn 2014. That’s if funding of £30,000 is achieved with their campaign on Kickstarter.com. While the 3D rocket was originally slated to take off in Spain, legal restrictions blocked their initial plans. Moving the launch from Europe to the U.S. is no small feat, and (see more at The Register) thus a fundraising effort on Kickstarter is open for public donations.
(…weiter auf 3dprint.com)
Balloon launch of the Vulture 2 rocket-powered spaceplane
by Special Projects Bureau
The world’s first 3D-printed, rocket-powered aircraft will lift off from Spaceport America, New Mexico, in Autumn 2014
(…weiter auf kickstarter.com)