The Civilian Space eXploration Team (CSXT) is an all-civilian team comprised of about 30 amateur rocketeers from all walks of life -- from a retired Hollywood stunt man, to teachers, scientists, inventors, television engineers, ham radio enthusiasts, students, and -- yes -- even honest-to-goodness rocket scientists. Their common bonds: a love of rocketry and an unyielding desire to succeed even against the toughest odds and the greatest skeptics.

On Monday May 17th 2004 at 11:11am, we successfully launched the first amateur rocket into space.

View video and photos of the launch

This lofty and historic mission was conceived by legendary "rocketman" Ky Michaelson. His talents and inspiration are the driving forces behind all of our team's endeavors.