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CSXT GO FAST! Rocket Confirms Multiple World Records

Crew of Civilian Space eXploration Team breaks their World Records from 10 years ago!

DENVER, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 17, 2004 history was made when the Civilian Space eXploration Team, also known as CSXT, completed a successful rocket launch to outer space.  The Space Shot 2004 "GO FAST!" Rocket, which was launched from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, was the first amateur rocket to exceed 62 miles, the official boundary of space.  In fact, this 21 foot rocket reached an estimated 72 miles (379,000 ft) and achieved a speed of 3,420 mph in only 10 seconds.

CSXT GO FAST! Rocket

Flash forward 10 years to present day, with the help of Denver, CO sponsor GO FAST!, CSXT came together again with their original crew to launch another rocket and face the challenge of breaking their preceding record.  Over the years there have be numerous attempts by others to reach this record and/or break it, but none have been able to achieve that goal.  10 years ago the rocket reached Mach 5.5, but this year CSXT was looking to go faster and farther.  It has now officially been confirmed that the CSXT GO FAST! 2014 Rocket reached 385,800 feet above mean sea level (73.1 miles) and hit a top speed of 3,580 miles per hour, which are both new World Records. Along with those two records, they also accomplished having the first photo taken from space onboard an amateur rocket and are now the second amateur rocket in history to reach space.  This means that the only two amateur rockets to have reached space have been the CSXT's GO FAST! rockets. That is quite the feat!

The CSXT GO FAST! 2014 rocket re-entered Earth's atmosphere and landed about 30 miles away from the launch point and took weeks from the launch date for the CSXT team to locate and recover it.  Onboard the vehicle contained the recorded altitude and speed data which was needed to determine if they had broken their preceding World Records.

The rocket wasn't the only thing soaring in the sky that day.  GO FAST! Jet Pack pilot, Nick Macomber also made a couple of laps around the CSXT GO FAST! Rocket before the launch.  There are some great pictures and videos that captured this as well. This was definitely one for the books. 

This video can be viewed on YouTube which includes some spectacular raw footage of the rocket launch. http://youtu.be/HT7VEq319Go  A high definition DVD of this footage is also available upon request.

For more information, photos and/or footage of the rocket launch and/or GO FAST! Jet Pack flights, please contact Jessica Altman at 303-893-1222 or [email protected]

About the Civilian Space eXploration Team
The Civilian Space eXploration Team (CSXT) is an all-civilian team currently comprised of about 10 individuals from all walks of life.  CSXT was founded in 1995 by former Hollywood stuntman Ky Michaelson and is managed by Aerospace Entrepreneur Jerry Larson.  The team was formed with the single goal of launching the first all civilian rocket into space (above 100 km).  CSXT conducted 3 space shot attempts in the late 90's and early 2000's before successfully reaching space in May of 2004.  CSXT has future plans to launch a GoFast III rocket beyond 400,000 feet and the long term goal of launching a small orbital rocket into Low Earth Orbit.

About the GO FAST! Jet Pack and Jet Pack International (www.jetpackinternational.com)
Jet P.I. LLC was created to research, develop, and construct, what was once a childhood dream, the GO FAST! Jet Pack.  The goal of Jet P.I. was to build a lighter, faster, more economical and longer-flying Jet Pack than the ones originally built by Bell Aerosystems in the 1960's and successors.  With incredible passion, determination and an extreme amount of work combined with cutting-edge, modern technology, materials and engineering, Jet P.I. has developed the world's most advanced personal flying machine.  The GO FAST! Jet Pack has flown for events all over the world and has been broadcasted worldwide.  Jet Pack International is continuing to blaze the path of personal flight and has caused a rebirth of the cultural phenomenon of personal Jet Packs.      

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