Maine Rocket Launch

The Maine based company blueShift Aerospace launched it’s first rocket from the Loring Commerce Centre (former AFB).  The third time was the charm as weather and temperature allowed the launch.

The BBC did a fine article on the launch.

“We want to prove that a bio-derived fuel can serve just as well, if not better in some cases, than traditional fuels to power rockets and payloads to space,”

“It actually costs less per kilogram than traditional rocket fuel and it’s completely non-toxic. And it’s a carbon-neutral fuel which is inherently better for our planet and more responsible.”

Hope to see more launches from Maine. Why Not!

(rocket drawing – Andreas Preuss,

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