"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out where the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with dust and sweat and blood. At best, he knows the triumph of high acheivemant; if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."--- Theodore Roosevelt

CIVILIAN SPACE XPLORATION TEAM

PHASE 1
50,000+ With FULL Recovery!

"Rocketman" Ky Michaelson, flying the Joe Boxer sponsored rocket,
set a new World Record for a civilian built experimental rocket.


PHASE 2-Launch At Balls 007...
The CSXT Road to Outer Space

 
photo by© JEFF WERNER/ Incredible Features

 Outer space...
the last frontier.
It's for everyone!

 

 July 21, 1997, Ky & Jodi Michaelson with team members John Johnston and Rick Loher launched their amateur space rocket at Black Rock Nevada. Unfortunately the second stage of the rocket failed to ignite and the team's goal of being the first amateur rocket into space was not successful due to an electronics failure.

 

 The CSXT was powered by a John Johnston and Rick Loher P-11,500 to an N-1,700. This rocket was predicted to exceed 50 miles. The booster was successfully recovered with it's electronics intact by a ROCKETMAN ballistic chute. The data was analyzed and the booster was traveling in excess of 1,900 miles per hour at burn out and reached an altitude of over 50,000 feet. Further information was given to Bill Colburn of AEROCON who calculated that the upper stage reached an altitude tracked at just over 78,700 feet.

 
photo by© JEFF WERNER/ Incredible Features

 
photo by© JEFF WERNER/ Incredible Features

The upper stage was found 6.5 miles downrange imbedded in the desert floor. This flight can be seen on the ROCKETMAN High Thrust "Balls 007 video tape. The CSXT crew is preparing another rocket for the 1998 season. Stay tuned, we'll keep you posted. 
   

PHASE 3-August 1, 1998...
History in the Making

The Universe Becomes Ours!


 CSXT Team Members Still Needed!

 ROCKETMAN Enterprises, Inc. will not be denied the opportunity of reaching space. The final frontier of orbital space is our destination and we will continue our endeavor to gain team members who can help get us there. The "X" in "Xploration" symbolizes the variable that is missing in our efforts to attain our goal of being a major player in the civilian hunt for space flight.
That "X" variable is YOU!

ROCKETMAN Enterprises, Inc. is looking for team members in all technical phases of:

 

Electronics

Satellite Downlinking

Tracking

Guidance

Launch Support Systems.

 

If you are interested in finding out more information about our project and becoming a team member, contact us at kytec@spacestar.com or call 1-800-732-4883.

"The important thing is to start: to lay a plan,
and then to follow it step by step,
no matter how small or large each one by itself may seem."
--Charles Linbergh

Outer space...the last frontier. It's for everyone!