May 20, 2009 (for 5th anniversary)
updated May 17, 2012 (for 8th anniversary)
Stratofox Aerospace Tracking Team
See pictures of the preparations, launch, search expedition and recovery of the spacecraft by members of the Stratofox Aerospace Tracking Team.
In 2011, Eric Knight KB1EHE's
book about the CSXT Space Shot experience called
"The New Race To Space"
Eric was the CSXT Avionics Team Lead.
He went to great effort to credit all the volunteers who
Promo video for documentary that never aired
Booster recovery by Stratofox in Granite Range
Launch video from press release
Launch video by one of the builders of the motor
On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the CSXT Space Shot 2004,
the first amateur rocket launch to space,
Stratofox has gathered more information which had not been posted
before as well as some new reflections on the event 5 years ago.
We hope and expect that space enthusiasts
and anyone who appreciates the history will enjoy this.
We'd like to encourage more recollections of the event to continue to
record the history.
They'll be posted here as they're received.
e-mail discussion from during the event
has also been collected and posted.
In addition to the recollections above, these recorded e-mail discussions
from the time show another side of the event as the team converged on the
desert and other team members who couldn't attend waited for news.