Our mission is very simple. We are working towards launching a human being into space. This is a non-profit suborbital space endeavour lead by Kristian von Bengtson and Peter Madsen, based entirely on sponsors and volunteers.
Copenhagen Suborbitals could almost be considered a fairy tale in todays big money and safety driven times of industry, but what two Danish pioneers and a team of 19 others (ok, 18 + 1 test dummy) are so close to pulling off is just spectacular.
The team plan to bring cheap micro space craft to the masses and so far look on track to do so, with their first major launch of the HEAT-1X booster and TYCHO BRAHE-1 capsule is scheduled for the end of August. Funded by donations (aiming for just €50.000) and have received them from individuals and local industry sponsors. They even built their own company submarine which they are using for sea launches. Manned flights are planned in their TYCHO BRAHE-1 capsule which at the size of a wheelie bin might be described as a bear-bones, with a Pyrex bowl lid for a window to the world.
I can’t think of any other project where you really do have to have passion and confidence in your work.
You can support them by picking up some fine merchandise.