Survey Finds 40 Little Launchers In Development

When David Hannah and Deke Slayton’s Conestoga 1 lifted off from Texas’ Matagorda Island on Sept. 9, 1982, becoming the first privately funded rocket to reach space, author James Michener compared the feat to the Wright brothers’ success at Kitty Hawk. In a letter, then-President Ronald Reagan told...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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