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Inside a Danish nonprofit's quest to build a DIY manned spacecraft

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Even with a growing number of private spacefaring companies, leaving Earth remains the province of government-sponsored astronauts, wealthy tourists, or big-name entrepreneurs. Copenhagen Suborbital, a group of about 20 specialists based in Denmark, hopes to change that by building a cheap, donation-funded rocket and spacecraft that can carry passengers into suborbital (as the name implies) space. Motherboard's Xavier Aaronson has a great piece covering the project, which launched a generally successful — though not perfect — test rocket earlier this year.