The day an amateur rocket climbed 23 miles in one minute

Five years ago, Derek Deville launched an amateur rocket into the stratosphere in less than a minute. It still stands as a remarkable achievement, and the onboard camera gives a dizzying sense of the speed and height.


Tons of great images and diagrams at Derek's site about the flight.

Bonus video: a summary of record-breaking amateur rocketry:

Amateur rocket reaches CRAZY 121,000 ft – 36880m