CSXT(Civilian Space eXploration Team) launched their new “GoFast” rocket on July 14th to an confirmed altitude of 73.1 miles or 385,800 feet. This is the second successful space launch for the team. The CXST first entered the record books in 2004 becoming the first amateur rocket to reach space.The top speed of the new GoFast 2014 rocket was 3420 mph. According to Ky Michaelson the amateur rocket accomplished the following for amateur rocketry:
- World record highest altitude rocket launch
- World record fastest speed rocket launch
- First photo taken from space on-board an amateur rocket
- Second amateur rocket in history to reach space
Ky Michaelson posted the results on Facebook.