Organizations > White Rose Rocket Society
Phone: +44 (0) 1904 490432
Fax: +44 (0) 1904 448683
The White Rose Rocket Society is a Yorkshire based group of rocket enthusiasts who have the dream of becoming the first amateur team to put a rocket in space. It is also involved in developing rocket propulsion technology which will be simple and low in cost to make the exploration of space more accessible to the space enthusiast.
The X – 2000 space programme’s aim is to construct the First Privately Funded British Rocket capable of putting satellites into a low earth orbit. The next stage is to move on and develop a rocket capable of putting a person into space, to win the X – Prize (the first manned amateur rocket in space - $10,000,000 prize). The first rocket is intended to be launched at the end of summer 1999 with a second launch by the end of 1999.
Updated: November 11, 2007