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Meet the First Civilian to Successfully Launch a Rocket Into Space

Ky Michaelson is a civilian who launched a rocket into space. He's basically a modern Max Valier.

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Read a little more about Ky's life.

A brief look at Max Valier's role as an unknown pioneer of modern rocketry.

Max Valier also had high hopes for rocket planes leading to spacecraft, and these are his 1924 thoughts on the matter.

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