|My name is Ky Michaelson. I have been a rocket and space enthusiast
since the middle 50's when I built my first rocket engine using
match heads. I then turned to zinc and sulfur micro-grain motors
which then progressed to bi-propellant motors which lead to hydrogen
In the early 60's I built my first rocket powered motorcycle that
was powered by 2 turbonique rockets. I then built a hydrogen peroxide
powered rocket snowmobile and set my first world record. Since then I have built many rocket powered cars and other rocket powered vehicles that have set over 72 State,
National and International speed records.
In 1996 I set the amateur altitude record with a solid propellant
rocket motor that reached an altitude of over 66,000 feet and
had a full recovery. I have put rockets on everything from a 1978
corvette, roller-skates, a canoe, boat, go-cart, wheel chair and numerous dragsters that hold the 1/8 mile, 1/4 mile, 500 meter and kilometer World
records. I hold the quickest time of 396 miles per hour and a
lapse time of 3.72 seconds.
I eat, sleep and think about rockets about 90% of the time. I
even built the rockets for my favorite movie, "OCTOBER SKY". My next goal is to be the first amateur to build and launch
a rocket into outerspace. Stay tuned for this one, we are not
too far away.
As you can tell, I am a true ROCKETMAN! My friends gave me this
nickname over 40 years ago. I've been collecting astronaut photos
and space memorabilia for years. I will try to add something new
to this museum page at least twice a month. I want to share my
large collection of memorabilia with my fellow rocketeers and
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
If you have any space memorabilia for sale or would like to trade,
please feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-881-6260. Thanks, and enjoy the site.