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].