Amateur Astronomers Prepare to Launch Astronaut Into Space

Amateur Astronomers Prepare to Launch Astronaut Into Space
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Sometimes, the human curiosity needing to go beyond its evanescent condition is stronger than anything. Not anybody can be an astronomer, but as soon as desire becomes a passion, the rest just goes with the flow.

Even if you’re an amateur astronomer, you could still build a rocket to send astronauts into space. It surely sounds incredible, but that’s exactly what a group of rocketeers from Denmark aims to do. That group is Copenhagen Suborbitals, counting 50 volunteers that aim to use a homemade rocket to send a person into the sub orbit, according to Futurism.com.

They do it because it’s hard

Mads Stenfatt, a pricing manager who’s also a member of the Copenhagen Suborbitals group, declared for Futurism.com:

We do it because it’s hard,

Once you are in it, you start to realize also that the fun part is not getting to the goal. The fun part is constantly working on challenges that are so ridiculously difficult.

However, the group lacks resources and funding. 

When asked how did Stenfatt first got involved with the group, he replied with an interesting story, as the same source quotes:

I was a skydiver for quite a few years before I got involved with CS. I remember in 2011, they posted a picture of a launch project where a camera was mounted just below the hatch for the parachutes. I could see by the way it was mounted and how the parachutes were going to be ejected that the lines could get entangled around the camera. So I contacted them and told them about the risk and what they should do to mitigate that.I was a skydiver for quite a few years before I got involved with CS. I remember in 2011, they posted a picture of a launch project where a camera was mounted just below the hatch for the parachutes. I could see by the way it was mounted and how the parachutes were going to be ejected that the lines could get entangled around the camera. So I contacted them and told them about the risk and what they should do to mitigate that.

Feel free to read the full interview on Futurism.com!

 


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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