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Prepare for takeoff: rocket launch site opens – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 27th, 2016.

New Zealand’s first orbital launch site has been opened on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. Los Angeles company Rocket Lab plans to start launching from Mahia later this year, with commercial payloads added from next year. Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce hoped Rocket Lab would be the catalyst for other space-related […]

Cape Canaveral comes to the East Coast – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 11th, 2016.

In a few months, a remote East Coast town will become the launching pad for a rocket headed for space. In a two-page spread in the Herald on Sunday, science reporter Jamie Morton profiled inventor Peter Beck and the small town of Mahia he’s about to make famous. Read the full feature online. An excerpt: When […]

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