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Canada’s 1st space rocket factory opens with aim to be more eco-friendly

CA, 26 Jun 2022
Right now, the only way to get to outer space is to launch an extremely expensive and environmentally damaging rocket. But what if there was a cheaper, more eco-friendly way to travel in orbit?

Canadian startup SpaceRyde is promising to provide a cheaper, more efficient way for goods to go to space and back through high-altitude balloons.

A balloon will carry Spaceryde's rocket three times higher than commercial airlines fly, then microcomputers will determine the trajectory of the rocket before it launches into the atmosphere.

As Mike Drolet reports, the rockets will not be transporting people, but packages, including satellites.

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