Saturday, March 13, 2010

Masten Space Systems keeps chugging along

For the past several years engineers at Masten Space Systems have been working toward the goal of building an inexpensive, versatile, vertical lift-off and landing sub-orbital spacecraft.

Later this year, if all goes as planned, the company will have its first sub-orbital hardware launch. The eXtreme Altitude-1.0 (XA-1.0) is powered by a liquid oxygen-isopropyl alcohol fueled engine.

The company was founded by President/CEO David Masten an engineer and past president of Experimental Rocket Propulsion Society (ERPS).

Masten has a Twitter account and is very vocal when it comes to the progress of his company:

@DMasten Beautiful day in Mojave. Prepping for SXSW, interviewing job applicants, checking up on progress of the new test stand, and paying bills.

In fact, Masten is the only commercial space entrepreneur to ever comment on SpaceBlog Alpha....

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