Students launch rocket 16,000ft into air in bid to reach space with reusable rocket

A group of university students have launched a rocket 16,000ft into the air from a moor in Scotland, as they attempt to one day cross the boundary of space.

On Saturday evening (17 July), a rocket named Nebula blasted off from Fairlie Moore in North Ayrshire after a “nerve-wracking” effort to prepare it as a launch deadline approached.

The students, from Imperial College London, aim to be the first university team to send a “reusable” rocket into space.

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