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The race to space heats up-on college campuses

6 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

The Eureka-1 rocket is just 40cm in diameter.
No rocket ever launched by a team of college students has reached outer space. Last year, a group at the University of Southern California set what they believe to be the altitude record for such an endeavor, when its Fathom II booster ascended to a height of 44km above the Earth's surface. This mark easily eclipsed prior records set by other ambitious college rocket organizations, including the Delft University of Technology and the University of Stuttgart.
While impressive, 44km is still not all that close to outer space. Outer space is...
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