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The Challenge
Reaching Space on the power of sugar.

Unlike all other Space launch attempts, Sugar Shot to Space will achieve this goal using a classic, low-tech amateur propellant, rather than the high performance composite propellant that nearly all professional and military rockets use. Sugar propellant is the most popular “fuel” used by amateur rocketry experimentalists worldwide due to its inherent simplicity and safety. Sugar propellant is exactly what the name implies. Made from an everyday sugar, the energy to reach Space will come from the very source that sweetens everyday life. Although sugar is great for getting your day off to a swift start, it does not deliver the explosive performance that sends commercial rockets streaking skyward. Therein lies much of the challenge of the Sugar Shot to Space program, an extreme challenge at that…
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