On Tuesday 23 October 2007 11:59, Bob Johnson wrote:
> The truly amateur altitude record is something like 36 km (or 36 mi?).
Oops. Correction. The current record is over 100 km, generally considered to
have made it into space (it's a lot harder to put something in orbit,
though). It cost "tens of thousands of dollars".
There is a huge amount of activity in the private spacecraft area (including
considerable funding by NASA). Lots of interesting and encouraging info at