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Reaching Space, DIY Style

Chris Higgins

Copenhagen Suborbitals is an organization hoping to launch humans into space, using a D.I.Y. attitude -- they are a self-proclaimed open source, nonprofit space exploration company. In this thirteen-minute documentary, reporters from Vice explain how they're doing it. Although C.S. has not launched a human into space yet, they've put a crash test dummy up...with only one broken leg. Check it out:

And read the rest of the story from Xavier Aaronson at Vice. If you're into the tech, check out C.S.'s downloads page, including links to a Github repo containing their Arduino scripts.