Space Coast company Vaya Space hits milestone with recycled plastic-fueled rocket

Space Coast company Vaya Space hits milestone with recycled plastic-fueled rocket

The test rocket wasn’t very big and it didn’t go that high, but officials with Space Coast company Vaya Space were thrilled with the results.

“We attempted to launch a rocket for the first time,” said company CEO Grant Begley about the Jan. 29 liftoff from a test site in Mojave, California. “The launch was successful, and that is highly unusual that a rocket company does a successful launch on the first attempt. That is a foot stomper.”

The company previously known as Rocket Crafters is based in Cocoa with testing and manufacturing facilities in Cape Canaveral. The company last year got the OK from the Federal Aviation Administration to prove that its 3-D printed fuel using recycled plastics...

Full story at Orlando Sentinel

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