The New Race To Space
The inside story of the out-of-this-world mission to launch the first civilian rocket into space
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Welcome to the Web site of my book.

December 28th 2010 in Book Reference

Eric Knight with The New Race To Space bookDear readers:

Thank you for visiting the companion Web site of my book, The New Race To Space.

I stuffed the book with 90 full-color photos to bring the adventure to life in vivid detail.  It’s 244 pages long in a wonderfully oversized 6×9 format.  (Paperback size wouldn’t do justice to the glorious color images.) Check out the covers here.

As promised in my book, this Web site provides links to the referenced articles, videos, etc.

Enjoy!   — Eric…

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Watch a video of the launch!

December 28th 2010

Video of the 2004 CSXT GoFast rocket launch into spaceTo watch the publicly distributed video clip of our launch, click here for a Windows Media version (5 megs) or click here for a QuickTime version (14 megs).  Make sure your speakers are turned on.


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Eric Knight and Buzz Aldrin exchange signed copies of their books!

July 24th 2014

At a recent aerospace conference, I had the great pleasure of exchanging a signed copy of my book, The New Race To Space, with a book from one of my childhood heroes, Buzz Alrin.   Buzz is now one of the official advisors of our Time Capsule To Mars project.…

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Check out Derek Deville’s video of the launch

December 28th 2010

Derek Deville, one of our rocket- motor geniuses, posted his video of the launch on YouTube.  You can view it here.…

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Official “GoFast Rocket Maximum Altitude Verification”

December 31st 2010

Click here for the official “GoFast Rocket Maximum Altitude Verification” public statement released on March 8, 2005, including a statement from the FAA’s Office of Space Transportation AST-200 Licensing and Safety Division.…

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Terrific ARRL article announcing the altitude and other aspects of the CSXT space launch

December 31st 2010

To preserve the story for years to come, you can read a .PDF version here.…

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Jeremy Cooper’s amazing audio of the launch

December 30th 2010

Jeremy Cooper KE6JJJ, one of the Stratofox members, recorded — in high-fidelity stereo — the countdown & launch. It’s amazing! Turn up your audio and click here.…

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Check out the Google Map of the launch and landing sites

December 31st 2010

Click here for interactive Google map.

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Excellent MSNBC & Associated Press article of “Scotty” launch in 2007

December 28th 2010

Includes excellent on-the-scene photographs of the 2007 launch at Spaceport America.
Click here.…

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Links to Supplemental Information

"Space visionaries craft vision for the longer-term future of space exploration at Boston University Conference."
Here's a link to the book-referenced press report of this amazing conference.