John Carmack Helps Build A Rocket — It Flies To 140,000 Feet

You may or may not know this, but John Carmack — one of the creators of Doom, Quake and now RAGE — is a pretty full-on rocket enthusiast and actually taught himself aerospace engineering. Now the company he founded himself, Armadillo Aerospace, has built a new reusable suborbital sounding rocket. And it bloody hit 140,000 feet above sea level!

Apparently there were a few dents upon landing, but nothing that can’t be polished up for a second flight. Incredible stuff.

[Refrains from making joke about bugs in RAGE].

Thanks Ausgamers!

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